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If Beale Street Could Talk

Film Description

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Film Details

  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: 119 minutes
  • Director: Barry Jenkins
  • Year: 2018
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

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  • ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ a tender romance in a dark, all too recent reality

    Some period-piece films are gold-toned nostalgia poems, bathing us in warm tones and infusing us with a sense of wistful yearning for days gone by.

    Ah, those were the days, we think. (Even if they weren’t really the days.)

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  • In 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' Characters Struggle Against Injustice And Find Hope Through Love

    Tish and Fonny are walking hand-in-hand through a park at the film's outset. Childhood soulmates, they have just realized that they're in love. She's 19. He's 22. And on a plaza near the Hudson River, they pause and look into each other's eyes.

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