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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk is a movie starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, and Regina King. A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't...

Other Titles
Si Beale Street pouvait parler, Αν η οδός Μπιλ μπορούσε να μιλήσει, El blues de Beale Street, Ha a Beale utca mesélni tudna, Se a Rua Beale Falasse, Ulica Beale, Beale street no koibitotachi, Sokağın Dili Olsa, Beale Street, Si la calle Beale hablase, ビール・ストリートの恋人たち, Si la colonia hablara, Šapat ulice, Se Esta Rua Falasse, Gdyby ulica Beale umiała mówić, Sepet nezne ulice, Se la strada potesse parlare, Jei Bylo gatve prabiltu, 藍色比爾街的沉默
Running Time
1 hours 59 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Romance, Drama
Barry Jenkins
James Baldwin, Barry Jenkins
Teyonah Parris, Regina King, Stephan James, KiKi Layne
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

African-American teen sweethearts Fonny and Tish are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister, mother Sharon and future mother-in-law.

Comments about romance «If Beale Street Could Talk» (13)

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I just saw this movie today. It was in my theatre, but I didn't know what it was about. I had to go back to the theater, and I was looking at it the whole time. I was so intrigued, and I loved it. I highly recommend it. The cast is great, and the plot is brilliant. I don't know how they did it, but I don't think I can describe it. But it is just so wonderful. I can't wait to see it again. It is my favorite movie of all time.

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Janice B.

What I can say, however, is that this movie was worth my time. It was a rare treat. I don't know what the heck the title was supposed to mean, but it was definitely something that I wasn't expecting. It really kept my attention, and I didn't get bored at any point. It was definitely a movie to watch, just because you can't get enough of those beauties.

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Jesse S.

Another personal favorite of mine, this is a wonderfully acted film, and it's beautifully shot and edited, with a real sense of beauty. But it's really just an incredible, moving film, and one that really does a lot to explore and remind us of the beauty and pain and sorrow and happiness that we all experience every day, and how the world we live in is made up of different pieces that are connected, and how we can all make a difference in the world around us. I love that this film was able to be both entertaining and personal, and really explore the emotional struggles and complexities of the human condition. There are some truly amazing performances here, and the fact that this film is so personal and emotional is what really sets it apart from many other films of its type. It also manages to be both funny and poignant and heartbreaking. If you don't think you'll be moved by this film, I strongly suggest that you take a few hours to watch it, and if you're in the mood for a film that's going to make you think, this one is definitely the one.

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Samantha W.

Not the best movie of the year but good, not for everyone. It's a bit predictable. But it's worth watching.

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Danielle W.

After reading the book, and the movie, I have to say that the book is much more honest about the complexities of the characters. This movie, however, is far less honest, with less depth to the characters. There are many parallels in this movie to the book, but there are few enough to be worth mentioning. The movie also features some interesting character development that is not as strong in the book. For instance, the characters of Gwen, Kate, and Kathy, are not as well developed as they are in the book, and I found myself wondering why they were in the movie at all. The movie's emotional scenes are far less than what is in the book. I also have to give the movie credit for not being too stereotypical, which is a virtue in many movies. However, I found this movie to be less honest, and that is a great shame.

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Maria E.

I had never heard of this film until I saw it in the New York Film Festival. I loved it and wanted to buy it on DVD. It is a superb film, shot and directed with real artistic passion. The movie starts with a flashback of a young young girl living in the Victorian era, then transitions into a 1960's setting. As the movie progresses, you get a feel for the beauty of New York City, and the power of love and affection. I thought the acting was amazing. Julianne Moore was perfect as the character of Stella, and I thought Matt Dillon was outstanding as the villain of the piece. I thought the story was excellent. The movie was great for a couple of reasons. First, I thought the story had a great balance of drama, romance, and humor. The scenes in the movie were beautiful, and had great pace and rhythm. The story of Stella and Alex were well written. They had great chemistry, and you could really feel the passion in their relationship. Second, the movie was shot in a beautiful style that really enhanced the movie. The movie was shot very professionally, and the acting was amazing. I was really impressed with the cinematography. I thought the camera shots were beautiful, and the editing was excellent. I think the film was very well edited. The story, though not completely original, was well written. I thought the acting in the movie was very good. All of the actors did a wonderful job, especially Julianne Moore. I think she deserved the Academy Award for her role as Stella. I think the movie was well worth the time and money that you will spend on it. I have already purchased the DVD and will be getting it soon. I hope that everyone will see this movie, because I think it is a great movie. I highly recommend it to everyone. My score of 8 out of 10 stars is for the movie. If you have never seen this movie, I think you should see it. I hope that you will see it, and that you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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This film is about the life of a boy and his struggle to reconcile his life in the real world and in his imaginary world. As the film progresses we see how his life is torn apart as he encounters the real world and the uneventful fantasy world. The story is told in a unique way which has the viewer feeling as if they are in the movie and feel that they are watching a story unfold. The camera-work is good, the editing and transitions are good, the sound effects are good, the music is good and the script is good. This film will touch your heart and heartbreak you. Overall it is an entertaining film. I give this film an 8 out of 10. I rate this film 8/10.

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Joe Mitchell

This film has a great performance by Richard Gere and also by Sam Neill. I think the film shows a lot of life of America. But what I liked more than the story itself is the soundtrack and music. The songs were so good. I've seen this film twice. The first time I watched it was on cable and I liked it, but the second time I watched it I liked it even more. I think the music and the acting are what made the film so great. I think this is a great film to watch with friends and it shows life in America. It is good for kids and adults and even for people who have never lived in America.

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Theresa Oliver

Beale Street Could Talk was an unexpected surprise for me. It was almost the same as The Secret in Their Eyes, except that this one was more compelling and interesting. I didn't know who all the characters were, and the audience might have been a little confused as well. It was only because of this, that I was interested in the movie. I was a little bit disappointed, however, with the ending. It was slightly rushed, and the ending could have been so much better. Still, I was interested enough to keep watching. Beale Street Could Talk was an interesting film, and I recommend it to those who have not seen it yet. It was a different approach to the "love story" genre, and it was entertaining. 7.5/10

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I've read some of the reviews and I really don't see the connection between this and What's Eating Gilbert Grape. But I've always had a thing for romantic, naturalistic films about the blues, and this film certainly did not disappoint. As a teenager, I was looking for the next James Dean, and this movie certainly fit the bill. The director, Richard Attenborough, is a poet, so I was particularly impressed by the way he connected the two stories. The actors were all quite good, particularly Jonathan Taylor Thomas (who was the poster child for the blues) and the late, great Duane Eddy. This film also got a lot of play on local radio stations, and it seems to have caught on well with the public, although the studio audience laughed at the first few scenes. I think most people would probably agree that this film is a bit slow, but it's all the more interesting to see a great story brought to the screen. I think people who are looking for the next Black Swan or The King of Kong will probably not be so impressed with this film, but for those who like to be amazed, it is a good film.

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Katherine Patterson

This is a good movie, but it does have a problem. One of the characters in the movie seems to be dying, but we never really see the person die. The rest of the movie is set up so that he dies, but the way the story is told makes it seem that he is still alive. This is confusing, and makes the movie less enjoyable. I did like the movie, but the storyline and writing is a bit confusing.

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Mark J.

I really loved this film. It's extremely sad and really inspiring. I would definitely watch this again, and recommend it to anyone.

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I never thought I would get this movie, but now I am amazed that it got a 6.4/10. That is an incredible score for such a low budget movie. I am glad I have a job, and I am happy that I am in a situation where I can give this movie a rating. There is no depth to the movie, so many of the scenes are boring. It's not a bad movie, it's just a bad movie. I can't say that it's good or bad, but I can say that it's not good, and it's not bad. I wish I could rate it higher, because it deserves a higher rating. I only gave it an 8/10 because I am happy with my rating.