shawty, mos def did his thing as chuck berry. columbus short (this chrismas, stomp the yard) and his sexy self was good too. jeremy wright was awesome!gabby did alright. i was just happy to see her away from morris chestnut and taye diggs and no longer type-cast. beyonce....was in it. as my favorite asked "was it like beyonce playing beyonce playing etta james?" and the answer is OF COURSE. that chick pisses me off! she has put more soul and pain in her own songs and did etta NO justice. her first scene, i said to myself, "first of all, how dare you". but of course her stans will defend her to no end so i dont even know why i said anything.