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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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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For the role of Carlos, Starr's uncle, the filmmakers appealed to Common, famous rapper who also has many cinematographic performances to his credit. See more »

Goofs

When driving in King's car there is a clock visible on the dash when King looks back to Starr. The time varies each time the clock is seen, with minutes passing when 1 sentence is spoken, and then the last sentence happens 10 minutes before the last but one sentence. See more »

Quotes

Maverick 'Mav' Carter: I ain't set a good example of a black man for you.
Starr Carter: No, you didn't. You set a good example of what a man should be.
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More Than I Can Bear
Written by Kirk Franklin
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Surprisingly nuanced; undeniably effective
5 October 2018 | by neilahunterSee all my reviews

I note the very large number of one star reviews of a film that has only played festivals - hmm, that's curious. What could that be about?

For the record (and I'm not the film's target audience) this is a rather sophisticated YA film, a mix of teen romance, female self-empowerment, and the politics of Black Lives Matter. Chewy subject matter - police violence, the unconscious racism of bien-pensant privileged whites, divisions within the black community - is treated quite interestingly. There are contrivances, but for all that, it's very well done and I suspect it will be a hit.


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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

Gross USA:

$29,719,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,934,009
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Dolby SR (5.1)| Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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