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Love Beats Rhymes (2017)

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When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek ... See full summary »

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RZA

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Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Asher), Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Jefferson)

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Cast

Credited cast:
John David Washington ... Mahlik
Common ... Coltrane
Arjun Gupta ... Naveen
Method Man ... Ref
Hana Mae Lee ... Julie
Jill Scott ... Professor Dixon
Lorraine Toussaint ... Nichelle
Lucien Laviscount ... Derek
Daniella De Jesús ... Tomboyish Latina (as Daniella De Jesus)
Mary Christina Brown ... Sapphire
Jas Anderson ... Thug 1
Craig muMs Grant ... MuMs da Schemer
Jeremie Harris ... Matt
Caleb Eberhardt ... Reasons
Jin Au-Yeung ... Jin (as Jin Auyeung)
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Storyline

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice - and true love - in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount. Written by Lionsgate

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poetry | college | rap | See All (3) »

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Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Doesn't Have to Rhyme See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Azealia Banks cancelled parts of her tour to have time to film the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Love is Lost
Written by Jordyn Kane (as Jordyn Shankle), Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher) and Jason Rabinowitz
Performed by Jordyn Kane
Courtesy of The Math Club
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Great story, great acting, great directing
4 January 2018 | by degourdSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this movie but I was blown away by this film. The acting, story and directing were top notch. A truly gorgeous film by RZA. Azealia Banks also brought her A game. Definite must watch!


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