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Becoming (2020)

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Critic Consensus: It may not get as personal as some viewers might have hoped, but Becoming offers an uplifting look at a pivotal moment in its subject's public life.

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Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.

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Michelle told her story with charm, grit, adventurism and several appalling book-tour choices of dress.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Scrape away the gush and the swaggy fashion, and a fascinating portrait emerged of a rather unhappy and discontented high achiever.

May 18, 2020 | Full Review…

With Obama herself as narrator, it's a personal diary -- bereft of tension and short on surprises with a perpetually sunny guide treating you to an intimate but selective tour of her life so far.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The sad, unintended moral of Becoming is that if this country never sees a President Michelle Obama, it is our own fault.

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a slick look at the former first lady, out of the White House and carving out her life post-politics, but it's as polished and smoothed out as a campaign ad. It's a warm latte, delivered to you in your favorite mug.

May 12, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If you loved the book, then you're going to love the movie... I found myself watching the film with a big, goofy grin most of the time.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

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