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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

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A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

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Barry Jenkins

Writers:

Barry Jenkins (written for the screen by), James Baldwin (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
KiKi Layne ... Tish Rivers
Stephan James ... Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
Regina King ... Sharon Rivers
Colman Domingo ... Joseph Rivers
Teyonah Parris ... Ernestine Rivers
Michael Beach ... Frank Hunt
Aunjanue Ellis ... Mrs. Hunt
Ebony Obsidian ... Adrienne Hunt
Dominique Thorne Dominique Thorne ... Sheila Hunt
Diego Luna ... Pedrocito
Finn Wittrock ... Hayward
Ed Skrein ... Officer Bell
Emily Rios ... Victoria Rogers
Pedro Pascal ... Pietro Alvarez
Brian Tyree Henry ... Daniel Carty
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Baldwin's novel "follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first born child. It's a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives." Written by indiewire

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Trust Love All the Way

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Beale street no koibitotachi See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.00 : 1
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Principal photography started on Monday 16th October 2017. See more »

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Trust Love All the Way
15 December 2018 | by citimetsSee all my reviews

It's been two years since Barry Jenkins took the film industry by storm with his masterpiece, Moonlight. Jenkins is back at it again with his adaption of the acclaimed novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin. Like Moonlight, Jenkins provides a film with such strong characters, and he is able to make viewers feel so connected to them. The movie is narrated by Tish Rivers, a 19 yr. old girl, who is pregnant with her soon to be husband Fonny Hunt's baby. We find out through the narrations that Fonny was falsely accused of rape, and is in jail when Tish learns she is pregnant. Tish is determined to get Fonny out of jail by the time their baby is born. With the help of her family, specifically her mother, (played by a terrific Regina King) the Rivers are willing to do whatever it takes to prove Fonny innocent. Like Jenkins' previous work, the film deals with such beauty and heartbreak. The movie does move slowly at times, but it's terrific camera work and sensational score by composer Nicholas Britell are certain to keep you engaged all the way. All in all the film has strong performances led by Stephen James, KiKi Layne, and Regina King, with a stellar screenplay by Barry Jenkins. When the credits role you will certainly find yourself trusting love all the way.


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