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Guava Island (2019)

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A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

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Hiro Murai

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Donald Glover (story by), Stephen Glover (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Glover ... Deni Maroon
Rihanna ... Kofi Novia
Letitia Wright ... Yara Love
Nonso Anozie ... Red Cargo
Alan Jael Velázquez Abreu Alan Jael Velázquez Abreu ... Kito
Renny Arozarena Renny Arozarena ... Butcher
Betiza Bistmark Calderón Betiza Bistmark Calderón ... Emani Dune
Michael Ricardo Crespo Cardenas Michael Ricardo Crespo Cardenas ... Deni's Assassin
Barbara Janet Martinez Barbara Janet Martinez ... Shopkeeper Woman
Ayensi Amilgar Jardines Delgado Ayensi Amilgar Jardines Delgado ... Dodo
Pedro Julio Diaz Pedro Julio Diaz ... Deni's Neighbor
Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran ... Deni's Neighbor
Adrián Cisneros Flores Adrián Cisneros Flores ... Fish Seller
Talia Gómez Talia Gómez ... Red's Secretary
Victor Manuel Correa Magueira Victor Manuel Correa Magueira ... Red's Chauffeur
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A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guava Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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New Regency Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Premiered after Childish Gambino's April 12th, 2019 Coachella set on Amazon Prime See more »

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During the "This is America" scene, Deni Maroon is seen with a coworker at the docks. When the coworker gets on the payphone, there are no dancers in the background. Then they appear, disappear, and reappear again behind Deni. See more »

Quotes

Red Cargo: So, you play the guitar?
Deni Maroon: I like to think I do a little more than that.
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Connections

References Dancer in the Dark (2000) See more »

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Written by Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson
Produced by Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson
Performed by Donald Glover (as Childish Gambino) and Deni's Band
Childish Gambino appears courtesy of Wolf & Rothstein/RCA Records
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Been a fan of Gambino forever but...
15 April 2019 | by ZephreySee all my reviews

So I'll start by saying the movie is enjoyable, but it has it's problematics. Biggest thing being Rihanna's character, she didn't really do anything in the film, and she just seemed so much like wasted potential, I thought she would sing at least once, but there was nothing. Secondly the major thing everyones been complaining about even the people who liked it. The movie was too short. It was too short to get attached to any of the character's, when watching Deni and Kofi on screen, I never saw them, I just saw Bino and Riri, the film is just too short to build anything up. The movie is also very guessable from the start. Now the positives of the film, The transitions of the songs were very well done, and they way they just randomly appeared was really unique, being a Bino fan it was super fun to sing along to. Then we got the aesthetic, which was super beautiful, I'm going to want a few screencaps for sure. Then of course the symbolism, lastly the Cinematography, Hiro Murai never fails to impress me, all the scenes looked beautiful. The biggest disappointment for me was not having any new Gambino music in the movie, but in all honesty if you haven't heard of Childish Gambino or don't know much about him, this might be a great chance for you to discover some of his other stuff, and you might even like the movie a lot more than me


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