I dont know why people rate it low, the actress and actors were excellent. Michel'le really does talk like that and the actress mimicked her voice well. I got used to the voice pretty quick and found it intriguing to know someone who sings so powerfully doesn't speak in the same way. The story is disturbing and uncomfortable at times but it is a packed and powerful story of survival from someone who has lived a dangerous and never a dull life. I still play her song 'something in my heart' so I'm a fan but certainly not showing any bias, the story needed to be told, it will help anyone who is in a similar situation, I hope Michel'le continues to do well and with a singing voice as good as hers I hope she releases more tunes.