Picks and Pans Review: Tina Turner: Going Home

UPDATED 03/29/1993 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/29/1993 at 01:00 AM EST

The Disney Channel (Sun., March 28, 9p.m. ET)


They're making a movie out of Turner's life. Boy, I feel sorry for Angela Bassett, who has to play Tina. As you can see in this special, which takes in clips from four decades of performances, this is a woman who makes Paula Abdul and all other dance divas-come-lately look lethargic. It's going to take some powerhouse acting to do Tina justice.

The documentary's main ingredients are electrifying stage moments and the singer's indomitable reflections on her own experiences. That's the other reason I feel sorry for Bassett: Imagine trying to simulate the ersatz accent Turner has concocted for her speaking voice. It's like some cockamamy cross between William Shatner and John Houseman.

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