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Lifetime’s ‘Toni Braxton: The Movie’ Event Premieres Tonight (Watch Latest Trailer)

Lifetime's 'Toni Braxton: The Movie' Event Premieres Tonight (Watch Latest Trailer)

Lifetime’s next Original Movie, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” (it looks like the title has been changed to just “Toni Braxton”) starring newcomer Lex Scott Davis (“The Exes”), premieres tonight, Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET/PT. 

Toni Braxton executive produces the two-hour film, which is based on her popular memoir “Unbreak My Heart.”

Immediately following the movie, Lifetime premieres the special, “Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton” at 10pm ET/PT.

“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” follows the singer’s journey from her discovery by mega producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, to her battle with Lupus. The movie also delves into how she made it through her public divorce all while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles.

Directed by Vondie Curtis Hall (he also directed the previous Lifetime Original Movie, “Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) the script was penned by Susan McMartin (“Two and a Half Men”).

“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” is produced by Link Entertainment. Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer and Marcus Grant serve as executive producers. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds produces. 

The after-movie special, “Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton,” will feature interviews with Toni and her family, L.A. Reid, Babyface, record producer David Foster and songwriter Diane Warren, to tell the story of her childhood, meteoric rise to fame, financial and health struggles and ultimate triumph over adversity.

Check out the latest trailer below, which is followed by a bunch of stills:

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Patricia Pena

Excellent! Empowering storytelling that answered so many questions and vindicated Ms. Braxton, the woman!


The Best Lifetime one yet…I was so hoping they did better than the other ones…. This one was the Best…


Thought d whole movie was good except when she try to sing. Lip sync was off. Could had gotten a better actress


Thought it was interesting but rushed through, too much story to tell in two hours. It answered a lot of unanswered questions. I admire her perseverance. Love her music, love her.


The story felt rushed and that’s probably true for all Lifetime biopics where the details are condensed into 1-1/2 hours. The actor who played Babyface was a nice highlight. I also liked some of the choices in how the scenes and music were matched. I learned some things I didn’t know before and I now know what a rare treat I got seeing Toni in concert years ago. I listen to her music regularly. My favorite album from her is "Libra" when paired with all of the bonus and leaked tracks that came from that era.

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