Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart – Lifetime – 2 hours 3 minutes
Toni Braxton started as one-fifth of a girl group in Maryland, but with a chance meeting with L.A. Reid and Babyface, her world and dreams were turned upside-down. L.A. Reid and Babyface only want Toni, because they had a girl group on LaFace Records. And with her brother, Michael, and sister’s, Traci, blessing, she goes for it. It is soon clear that Toni has no true sense of the “business” part of the music business and falls into the artist trap. She goes on tour with no sponsors and has to pay her crew with a bank loan. Her mother is pushing her to include her sisters. Her label is pushing her to be a pain-seller, instead of the artist she wants to be. Its not long before money, health, and love all dries up. Will this burden be too much for Toni or will she persevere? This movie tells her story.
Based off Toni Braxton’s autobiography, Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir, this movie shows the Toni we thought we knew (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It is easy to see that you misunderstood her life, pain, and debt. You will cringe when young Toni asks an important business question but is quickly dismissed. You will understand why it took so long to tell her story to the world. It is a cautionary tell that we have learned from TLC, Etta James, and the Jackson 5. But this story is different because it includes autism, lupus, an abortion, an affair, love, faith, and truth. This is a story worth seeing at least once. Lifetime stayed true to Toni and her autobiography.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
We are only interested in our girls sing clean music. No bumping and grinding stuff – Evelyn
L.A. I have a question, what exactly is an artist budget? – Toni