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

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Jonathan S.

On this occasion, I went to see "Beale Street Could Talk" expecting to find a modern day, at times very moving movie. The plot is about a gay man named Joe (Aaron Yoo) who moves to San Francisco to work as a city lawyer and has to deal with the police and his 'family'. He meets a little boy named Sonny (Tony Leung) who is raised by a hippie family. Joe knows that the little boy has a rare disease that is rapidly dying of which he may not be able to get rid of. The main character is played by Tony Leung. This movie is very moving because you feel that this is a true story. I don't think that the movie is making a statement about the gay community, although it does get a little preachy at times. I don't know if this is a representation of the gay community, but it was very moving to me. Tony Leung is very believable as the gay man and is the only character in this movie who is not a homosexual. The supporting cast includes Tony Leung, Tom Arnold, and John Goodman. The way that the movie was filmed was also very good, particularly with the very quiet scenes in the streets of San Francisco. The score is very good and enhances the story very well. Overall, "Beale Street Could Talk" is a very moving movie. It is also one of the most moving movies I have ever seen. I give it an excellent rating of 7 out of 10.

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Ethan Garcia

A familiar story of a film version of the Nobel-Prize winning play of the same name written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It tells the story of a young woman, played by Charlize Theron, who discovers the possibility of telepathy and the relationship between her and a man who works in a mental institution. A wonderful film about hope and love that is an even more powerful story than the play. This film has strong performances from the actors and actresses and is very moving.

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William Evans

I'm afraid I don't know how to end this review. I can't help it! I just can't stop thinking about this film. I'm a huge fan of John Carney and Robert Carlyle and although the film was a bit uneven, I think it was an absolute pleasure. What I didn't understand was that they both had a strong sex scene, which I suppose was meant to be intense and erotic. But in the end I just found it so ridiculous. I'm not saying that Carlyle didn't have a strong sex scene with a young woman, but there was also a sex scene that was supposed to be more exciting than it was. The guy who played the drunken barman was just too childish to be believable as a drunk. Even if I saw the film for the first time last week, I just don't understand how I'd describe the film, which is pretty difficult, considering I'm not a film buff. But I do remember that it was a very good film and I can't believe it never got a DVD release. It really deserves it, I know!

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Alexander T.

I found the storyline rather slow and also could have done with a little more action. The way the characters came across was very cliche and unrealistic. The ending was also extremely predictable. Some of the shots were okay but there was not much action in the movie. I didn't expect the ending to be so predictable.

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While the first half of this film is better than the second, it is only marginally. If it were not for the one big scene, I would not rate it higher than a 6.6. If you love Dennis Quaid, you will love this film. I found it was more of a black comedy. I am not sure if the one big scene really changed the movie, because I was expecting it to be more of a drama. It was not. That scene really changed my opinion of this movie. I have only seen one other film where I did not enjoy the second half of the film. This is the one that is good in my opinion. There are some good performances, some good dialogue, and the story was intriguing. This is a film that is worth watching.

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I don't usually watch movies or read reviews. It's usually just a waste of time. But this movie made me realize how good it was. I've heard a lot about it but I didn't see it till yesterday. I'm glad I watched it. It was about a guy who is very lonely. He's a writer, he's got a wife, and a child. He's got his own ideas about love and life. He doesn't have a lot of time to spend with his family, but he wants to, so he tries to get them to join him. He's not very successful at it, but he tries anyway. But in the end, his wife and child don't want to go and he can't keep up his pace. I think that's what's so good about this movie. I like how it gives a pretty good portrayal of the life of a writer. And how lonely he was. I can't say much about the movie because it was so good, but I'm glad I saw it.

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Ann D.

I found Beale Street to be a very difficult film to get into. The first time I saw it I was hooked right away. However, after several viewings, the film seems to be a bit of a jumble. The two main characters, Red and Rose, are very well developed, but the story doesn't seem to be linked as well as it should be. There are some scenes that seem to be out of place or out of character and you feel like you're not getting the whole story. Overall, Beale Street is an interesting movie that is very hard to get into. If you're looking for a good film, then I recommend this one. If you're looking for a great film, then I would suggest another film.

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Harold P.

This film will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever worked in the music industry. There are many songs sung in this film that are simply classic, and the film does a good job of showing just how popular Beale Street was back in the 70's and 80's. While it is very much in the vein of "Any Given Sunday" and "Crying In The Dark" with its gritty and gritty gangster film style, it is also very much "True Crime" as there are so many scenes of gang violence. However, one of the most interesting things about the film is the great performances given by Tim Roth and Giovanni Ribisi. I love their characters and their performances, and I love the way they play them. They were both very believable in their roles. The two main plot points of the film are the rivalry between Beale Street and the three rival gangs in Los Angeles and the murders that occur in the film. The story of how Beale Street made a profit from these gangs is not well known, but it is interesting to see how much it actually cost to get this money. The main story was that Beale Street had to hide the money that it was getting from the gangs. It was never very clear if they were doing this for profit, or simply for a desire to survive. Although I would not recommend watching the film for this reason, it does give a great insight into the criminal world. Another great thing about the film is the cinematography. The film looks and feels very gritty and gritty, but it also has beautiful shots of Los Angeles that are very atmospheric. The overall feel of the film is very different than that of "Any Given Sunday" or "Crying In The Dark", but still very good. The film has a very interesting story and good performances, and the direction and editing are excellent. This is definitely not a film that is perfect, but I think it is a good film.

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I thought this film was excellent. I've never seen a film like it. The music score was really good, the story was great, the characters were very believable and so was the story. It is one of those films that you can watch over and over again and never get tired of it. Even the opening credits was fantastic, it had a great feel to it. It's about a gay man named Paul who was hired to be a goverment agent. After a few months of training Paul finds out that he is gay, and he finds out that the government can't do anything about that. So he decides to become a journalist, to take on the government and find out what's going on. The whole film was fantastic, I really enjoyed it and was surprised by how good it was.

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Alice King

After watching the film you may have the feeling that it's just one great film, however, when you think about it, this isn't true. In fact, there is so much more to it that I don't want to spoil the film, however, I will say that this is a very good film and is certainly one that I would recommend.

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I just got done watching this movie. It was based on a book that I've read and it was well written. The characters are well drawn, I actually like the whole movie, but the ending. I would have given it a 7 or 8 but it is so disturbing and it is just so sad and I just wanted to know how it would end. It's such a well thought out, well done movie but at the end I just could not stop thinking about what happened. I hope this movie won't be the last time that will happen. It was a pretty good movie but I do feel sorry for the actors in this movie.

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Steven S.

Cyril Figgis has to be one of the few directors who can create a masterpiece without the aid of a big budget or all-star cast. This is a pure human drama, with great characters and characters we can sympathize with and sympathize with, but also a few that we can't. This film is a masterpiece in it's own right. This is one of the few movies that make you feel like you're watching real life, and the way the film was shot was truly amazing. This film's a masterpiece, but as much as I liked this film, it is not flawless. I believe the film would have been better with less character development, but that doesn't mean that the movie is not good. The film's also much more of a drama than it is a drama film, and that makes it feel more like a drama than a romance film. I think this is one of the most underrated films of all time, and it has a great cast. If you liked something else by Figgis, I highly recommend "Million Dollar Baby" or "The Italian Job". 7/10

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William N.

Well I didn't expect to see this movie when I saw it first time and the reason is because I didn't know the actors and I was really expecting a typical American love story. But I just have to say I was wrong. This movie really show's how America really thinks. And they have created a masterpiece, I think we can learn from this movie. You will see how strong America is, how people believe in what they say and how they hate with their heart and not with their head. How they can say whatever they want. I was so excited about the movie after I watched it, but after watching it I have to say, I have to say, it is not a movie for kids. They should see this movie before they go to the cinema, because this movie is really not suitable for kids. They should see this movie and you will understand what I mean. If you want to see a movie that is suitable for everyone, then you can watch this movie. So I will say, this movie really deserves the title of best movie of the year, and I have to say, it is really a masterpiece.

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Steven H.

I'm not a huge fan of the Coen brothers, but this was the best one they made for me. At least, it was an enjoyable movie and it had some great characters. I actually liked the ending. I hope they make more movies like this.

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Deborah J.

A very good movie. About a man who tries to get a girl to take him back and when he fails he tries to find a reason to keep him. He knows he has to have the girl and if he wants her to take him back he must have her. He then tries to find the reasons to keep her. He goes to the site of the school where she is going to graduate. He finds the reason why she has to go to school there and goes there. He finds that she is a girl who is studying psychology and that she has feelings for a guy that she met at the school. She is like a beautiful woman with a good head on her shoulders. She is also the girl who is very cool and doesn't take no for an answer. He meets her mother and she has a way of thinking about life that is very different from his. He then goes to her school and he begins to be friends with the girl who is studying psychology. He goes to her school and finds out that her father is a doctor that has a thing for his daughter. He is looking for her and even though he doesn't know she is the girl he is looking for she just puts him on hold. The way she tells him she is a girl that has feelings for him he believes her. He and the girl become friends and in the end he gets to meet the girl. She is very beautiful and he falls in love with her. He has a crush on her and he goes to meet her and they have a very good time together. The movie is very good and it shows the good and the bad of love and how love can be lost or be lost to someone else. I would recommend this movie for people that like romance and love stories.

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The movie has a few good points: 1) This is a good attempt at making a Broadway play, but it's in 2-hour form. 2) The movie isn't about showing you the inner struggle of the characters, but the struggle of a "bad" guy. 3) There are several references to the film "Grease." Although some of the songs are fine, the film is more about the characters, and not the music. 4) Some of the actors have an easy way of expressing themselves, but they are still good. 5) The movie itself has a few visual flourishes. The film has a bit of a blue tone, and it looks beautiful. 6) The actors look like they've been on the streets. For me, the movie is good, but it's not the greatest, and it's not a classic. I can't really recommend it.

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Tyler Wagner

I don't like most "romantic comedies" in which one of the two main characters is a sociopath. As such, I was intrigued by the title and also by the cast. I found both Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence engaging. I found it very hard to take the end of the movie seriously. It wasn't that I couldn't take it seriously, but rather, that I didn't care about the ending. I liked the acting of Lawrence and Affleck. However, they seemed to be lacking in emotional depth. They seemed like the kind of characters I would expect to see in a movie like this. While they were good actors, the material they were given just wasn't enough to carry their acting ability. I'm sure they both have talent, but that just wasn't enough for me to get involved with the film. Overall, I liked the movie, but not very much.

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I saw this film last night and was very impressed by the acting by the entire cast. Very moving and very powerful. I am not much of a Robert Altman fan but I have to say he is a very good director in this film. His direction is very un-dramatic and perfectly done. I am not sure what all the negativity is about. I think that some of the actors were too much into their roles and it got a little bit tiring for me. It was good to see the girl who played the younger daughter playing a very strong female character and that was a treat. A lot of the scenes had a lot of the same dialogue that was being said in this film. I think it could have been a little bit better without that particular dialogue but it was really good and was pretty typical of this type of film.

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Terry Hill

I found this movie to be both entertaining and emotionally moving. It was not the typical movie that I expect from such directors. I would have loved to have seen more depth in the characters, but as the story unfolded I was able to empathize with them and feel their pain. In the end, I was left wanting to know more about the characters and their families and seeing their lives more complete. The movie was well written and the dialogue was entertaining. The cast and characters were extremely well developed and the plot of the movie was excellent. Overall, I enjoyed this movie and recommend it to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable and emotional movie experience. I rate this movie 7/10.

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Christina D.

This is a film that I think will be remembered, perhaps even the least remembered film of the year. There was a point in the film where I had to turn the movie off because it was so depressing. I am glad I did not end up watching it. I am not saying that it is the worst film I have ever seen, but it is not the best. I think this film is a black and white film about the life of a young man and his experiences, which is also the point of the film. However, I do not think the film is in a class with some of the great black and white films that were made in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. These films are generally not as successful as the black and white films that were made during that time. The film may be better than the best of the films that were made during that time period. However, the film still could have been better, and it may be that the black and white film was just the starting point for a long and successful career for this film. I think the film has a good plot, but it is not as good as it could have been. The director seems to have some artistic licence with the style of the film, which could have been a better director for the film, but I think the director has taken the good parts of the film and turned it into a great film, and I am just not sure that it is possible to do that without much artistic licence. The acting is good, but I think there was a point where the performance seemed to go overboard. I think it was over-acting. I would not have chosen the performances of those who were in the film, but I thought that the performances were good enough to carry the film. The characters were a little more memorable, but it is not much to write home about. It is not great film, but it is not terrible film. The film may be just one of those films that is not for everyone. This is a good film, but I am not sure that it is great film. It may be one of those films that is not a film, but a great film, and I think that is a good film.

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Ralph T.

Can a character be all that he can be, as one character so clearly proves in this film? Can an actor be what he or she is supposed to be? That is the challenge of this film, and how the actors pull it off. Michael Douglas is probably the best character in this film, and he has a way of showing the conflicting emotions he is going through and being the heart of the movie. Robin Wright Penn's performance is also worth mentioning, as she is still a very good actress in her younger days. This is a movie that you will enjoy, but most of all, you will enjoy the performances. The characters are all well cast, and this movie is not like other movies where the lead character has no emotions. All the actors in this film are great, and that is why I gave this a "7". Not a great movie, but still worth seeing. (This is a spoiler. Do not read this review unless you have not seen this film)

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Gloria L.

Geena Davis (as Jeanette Wilson) was phenomenal in the role of "Beye" and I thought that Julia Roberts was good, as well, but I thought the movie could have used a little more. I also thought that the movie was very fast paced, and I felt that it could have gone on a little longer. Also, I was a little confused as to why they were having all of these flashbacks when they didn't really need to. It seemed a little forced at times. I also felt that they should have changed the ending a little bit. Overall, I thought it was a good movie. I think it would have been better if they had given the story a little more time to develop. If you like romantic movies and/or a good story, then this is a good movie. My rating: 7 out of 10.

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Raymond Lawrence

This movie did a wonderful job of portraying a great and complicated love story, which is something few films can do. Cameron Diaz and Denzel Washington are a great couple and the film pulls you into their world. The plot is very original, and the writing was brilliant. The casting was excellent as well, and the chemistry between the actors was outstanding. It is a film you don't have to think about, and will just be there, and you won't want to think about it. Beale Street Could Talk is a great film that I would recommend to any film lover.