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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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Nicole Asher, Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Jefferson)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Common ... Coltrane
John David Washington ... Mahlik
Hana Mae Lee ... Julie
Method Man ... Ref
Lorraine Toussaint ... Nichelle
Arjun Gupta ... Naveen
Daniella De Jesús ... Tomboyish Latina (as Daniella De Jesus)
Lucien Laviscount ... Derek
Jill Scott ... Professor Dixon
Esperanza Spalding ... Herself
Mary Christina Brown ... Sapphire
Craig muMs Grant ... MuMs da Schemer
Jeremie Harris ... Matt
Azealia Banks Azealia Banks ... Coco
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

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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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2.35 : 1
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Azealia Banks cancelled parts of her tour to have time to film the movie. See more »

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Leading lady
2 April 2018 | by genahwSee all my reviews

So I adore the storyline! Old school rap is what I grew up on and poetry meets rhymes is always a good look! I adore the supporting cast! I mean what's better then a cute British brother! Well the lead actress! Huge disappointment! If they had picked a young Kerry Washington or someone of equal talent this movie could of went somewhere great! But nope unfortunately they fail with the most important role!


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