How do you capture on film the kind of musical genius that seems to come from nowhere? “Get on Up” finds a solution that makes this fantastic, funk-tastic biography of James Brown stand apart.
In its own way, the film puts us inside Brown’s head — which, it turns out, is a fun place to be. No, we don’t literally travel inside the mind of the Godfather of Soul. But we do skitter back and forth through moments in his life.