‘Beale Street’ Provides A Remarkable Romance Story

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Welcome back to another movie. Today’s lucky movie is If Beale Street Could Talk, directed, produced, and written by Barry Jenkins. Starring in Beale Street is KiKi Layne,, Stephen James and Regina King. If Beale Street Could Talk, is about Clementine “Tish” Rivers, a young African American woman who becomes pregnant at 19 with her boyfriend Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt. Fonny is also in prison for a crime he did not commit. The plot follows these two lovers as they try and prove Fonny’s innocence and help prepare for their newborn baby, while also very poor and lacking money to raise a child. Beale Street takes on themes of teenage pregnancy, growing up and living poor and how love and family triumphs any obstacle. Beale Street is a solid movie and one of the best romance movies in the past five years. Barry Jenkins weaves a beautifully written script that explores how love and support from friends and family can triumph over any obstacle. Regina King is superb as Sharon Rivers, Tish’s mother. King rightfully won an Oscar for her performance. Nicholas Britell’s score is one of the best soundtracks I have heard in a while, combing Harlem Jazz, brass, and string to create a perfect score for this movie. Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders edit the movie perfectly as we get a perfect non-linear storyline that explores Tish and Fonny growing up and their present. I highly recommend you watch this movie, it was by far one of my top five movies of this past year.

If you love Barry Jenkins, you will easily love this movie. I give this movie a solid 4/4 and two big thumbs up.