If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) – Movie Review

Review of 2018 movie If Beale Street Could Talk.
Storyline: A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Director: Barry Jenkins
Writer: Barry Jenkins
Based on Book: If Beale Street Could Talk (1974) by James Baldwin

KiKi Layne as Clementine “Tish” Rivers
Stephan James as Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt
Regina King as Sharon Rivers
Colman Domingo as Joseph Rivers
Brian Tyree Henry as Daniel Carty
Milanni Mines as Young Tish
Ethan Barrett as Young Fonny
Teyonah Parris as Ernestine Rivers
Emily Rios as Victoria Rogers
Michael Beach as Frank Hunt
Aunjanue Ellis as Mrs. Hunt
Ebony Obsidian as Adrienne Hunt
Dominique Thorne as Sheila Hunt
Finn Wittrock as Hayward
Diego Luna as Pedrocito
Pedro Pascal as Pietro Alvarez
Dave Franco as Levy, a landlord

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Release Date: December 25, 2018
Runtime: 1h 59min
Production Companies: Plan B Entertainment, Pastel Productions
Distribution Company: Annapurna Pictures
US MPAA Rating: R
Canadian MPA Rating: PG
Budget: $9 million

===== REVIEW SCORES =====

IMDB: 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metascore: 87

Review Scores as of January 13, 2019.

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