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If Beale Street Could Talk

ID may be required Infrequent very strong language & strong sex.


About this Film

  • Released on 15/02/19
  • Genre Drama
  • Cast members KiKi Layne, Stephan James
  • Running time 119 minutes
  • Directed by Barry Jenkins
  • Language English

ODEON says...
Winner of One Golden Globe - Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards including Adapted Screenplay.

Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin's stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice.

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Slow, dull, crue

Reviewer: William D.Date: 2019-02-17

I just don't understand why people pay to watch charming, sweet people brutalised. I grew up in Memphis in the 1950s-60s and it was horrific then. I left halfway through.

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