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Beyond the Lights (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
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Kaz
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Macy Jean
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Kid Culprit (as Richard Colson Baker)
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Captain Nicol
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Quentin
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April
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Jonas
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Liam King
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Jesse Soria
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J Stanley
India Jean-Jacques ...
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Felicia
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The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Open your heart. Find your voice.

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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14 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blackbird  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,500,000 (USA) (14 November 2014)

Gross:

$14,612,840 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Trivia

Noni was originally written as an American and Gugu Mbatha-Raw auditioned for the role with an American accent, but after hearing her speak in her natural accent Gina Prince-Bythewood re-wrote the character to make her British. See more »

Goofs

Noni cuts herself on the glass and is bleeding yet the next morning she has no injuries. See more »

Quotes

Noni: Kay, see we texted, we hit it and we texted about hitting it.
Kid Culprit: That's damn near married, girl.
[Noni chuckles]
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

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Just Girly Things
Performed by Dawin
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Compassionate and Love for Life
8 July 2015 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was a tremendous movie not only with the song lyrics but the making behind the movie. Gugu plays this to a tee and she is a fine upcoming actress I hope makes it in the movie world. But it is all about the meaning "between the lines"! You must pay attention to the very beginning and the dialogue to understand the rest. However, the meaning of life is showing who you are, and being proud of it...and if you are afraid of being the "real you" it may take the "love" and "compassion" of a stronger force to bring it out in you! This movie should appeal to both genders but I know every women globally would enjoy it! It brings tears of joy streaming down one's cheeks! Congrats Gugu and Nate for a brilliant performance by both of you! LadyAnn68


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