Jackie’s Back

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William Tynan

Adios, Aretha. Desist, other divas. Jackie Washington has returned. Never heard of her? Well, that’s because she exists only in this rascally Spinal Tap-ish faux documentary. On the eve of Jackie’s comeback concert, an oily host (Tim Curry) takes us through her disastrous career: her one hit single, her flop blaxploitation movie (Whipped Creme). Whoopi, Liza and other no-last-name-needed stars contribute cameos, but it’s the diva herself who really delivers. As Jackie, Jenifer Lewis purrs, snaps and belts–the complete funny lady in a roguishly funny film.

–By William Tynan

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