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The Hate U Give (2018)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 19 October 2018 (USA)
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Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amandla Stenberg ... Starr Carter
Regina Hall ... Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby ... Maverick 'Mav' Carter
Anthony Mackie ... King
Issa Rae ... April Ofrah
Common ... Carlos
Algee Smith ... Khalil
Sabrina Carpenter ... Hailey
K.J. Apa ... Chris
Dominique Fishback ... Kenya
Lamar Johnson ... Seven Carter
TJ Wright ... Sekani
Megan Lawless ... Maya
Rhonda Johnson Dents ... Miss Rosalie
Tony Vaughn ... Mr. Lewis
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Storyline

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Taglines:

Two worlds, one voice, no going back

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violent content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hate U Give See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,035, 7 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,719,483, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,934,009, 17 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

There are two types of music in the film: Williamson's and Garden Heights's. See more »

Goofs

When the girls were riding with King in his car, the speedometer and RPM tachometer were clearly visible in backseat view shots of King driving. The RPM tachometer would fluctuate up and down like normal driving, but the speedometer never went higher than zero to three MPH, clearly a sign that the actor was accelerating the gas pedal (while in neutral), but the car was being pulled or pushed for the interior shots. See more »

Quotes

King: He's name's seven, what's his middle name? Eight?
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Only God Can Judge Me
Written by Tupac Shakur, Doug Rasheed (as Douglas Rasheed), Rappin' 4-Tay (as Anthony Forte) and Harold Scrap Fretty
Performed by Tupac Shakur
Courtesy of Entertainment One U.S. LP
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A Perspective Film
4 October 2018 | by ebkamikazeSee all my reviews

I believe this film creates an opportunity to open the eyes of someone not privy to our perspective. Sometimes they have to see these issues play out in front of them. A story or speech may not reach deep enough to connect you to the heart of people who have suffered loss and live in a near impossible situation. If you just see it as a I HATE WHITES movie, you've missed the point. Dig deeper.

Do I have some criticisms, of course. Some scenarios are obvious slaves to plot progression. One argument could be that only 1-2 characters had a complete arc and that some questions were left unanswered. Well, I agree. That's art imitating life.

I believe the dialogue regarding the title of the film was clever and introspective that I haven't been able to get it out of my head. It also asks me to form MY OWN opinion of the phrase's meaning. So: Mission Accomplished.

I'd say the acting was pretty good. Not the biggest fan of the language but unfortunately I know I'm in the minority there. Every character performed. It was exciting to see Anthony Mackie in this role. I think he sold it. Seven's actor stole his scenes. I believe that Common was allowed him to play himself, because a farther reach may not be believable. Amandla is something special. She is such a star and I can't wait to see what's in store for her.

Im proud to have seen it and it has the opportunity to open the eyes of some so blinded by their own privilege 8.5/10


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