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Although The United States vs. Billie Holiday often falls shy of its subject's transcendence, Andra Day's performance offers brilliant compensation. Read critic reviews

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The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe, all while the Federal Department of Narcotics targeted her with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair. Inspired by her life story, THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY intimately examines her struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love.

Cast & Crew

Andra Day
Billie Holiday
Trevante Rhodes
Jimmy Fletcher
Garrett Hedlund
Harry Anslinger
Natasha Lyonne
Tallulah Bankhead
Rob Morgan
McKay
Tone Bell
John Levy
Evan Ross
Agent Sam Williams
Joe Roth
Producer
Jeremy Allen
Executive Producer
Mark Bomback
Executive Producer
Cassian Elwes
Executive Producer
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  • Mar 03, 2021
    Come for the surface introduction to Holiday's remarkable and challenging life. Stay for Andra Day's weathered, sultry performance. Tolerate Daniel's slides into lurid sensationalism and episodic timelining that misses an overarching connection.
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