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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

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A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Director:

Barry Jenkins

Writers:

Barry Jenkins (written for the screen by), James Baldwin (based on the book by)
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First-time Oscar nominee Regina King sits down with IMDb to talk about her nomination for If Beale Street Could Talk, and discusses how she prepared for big scenes in the film.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 81 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust Love All the Way

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If Beale Street Could Talk See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$224,476, 16 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,914,657, 14 February 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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If Beale Street Could Talk had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2018, and was released in the United States on December 14, 2018 by Annapurna Pictures. The film received numerous accolades and nominations, including winning Best Supporting Actress for King at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, while also being nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Screenplay, and earning nominations for Best Supporting Actress (King), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score at the 91st Academy Awards. See more »

Quotes

Levy: I'm my mother's son. Maybe that's all it is that separates us from them.
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Soundtracks

That's All I Ask
Written by Horace Ott
Performed by Nina Simone
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Did it have to be ?
7 February 2019 | by taylorjerrySee all my reviews

I was hesitate about this movie because people told me it was so sad. From the very beginning I thought the cinematography, acting, and sound track were captivating. The very well written dialogue and plot were creative enough to keep me interested. I didn't know who the director was until the end of the movie. I was very happy to see it was the talented Barry Jenkins. It's true the overall story wasn't a bright sunny day, but did it have to be ? It told the story of a love so pure and the unthinkable. See it !!!


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