Beyond the Lights Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6913

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 11

Theatrical Release Date: 11/14/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/24/2015

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Actors: Minnie Driver, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover, Jordan Belfi, Elaine Tan, Nate Parker

Plot: Fame and stardom have driven Noni to the edge. But she finds a kindred spirit in Kaz, a young cop. He inspires her to find her own voice - and become the artist she really wants to be. -- Chris Kavan

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2/4

Freddie - wrote on 06/04/2015

I wanted to like this so much. Gugu, love, music, all the makings of a solid film. However, I couldn't get past the flimsy plot. It was craving to be so much more than it was. There were so many holes, so many inauthentic moments, I sat watching the clock waiting for this to be over.

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Leslie
Leslie
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Rating of
3/4

Beyond the Bodyguard

Leslie - wrote on 11/19/2014

The world of Pop music gets an unlikely makeover in the Amar'e Stoudemire produced, and Gina Prince-Bythewood directed film "Beyond the Lights." It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as singer/glam girl Noni Jean and Minnie Driver as her “momager” Macy Jean. We’re introduced to Noni first as a little girl in London, being made ready for a talent show by her mom. Her mom is frantically trying to convince a hairdresser to style her hair minutes before she closes up shop. At first the hairdresser is dismissive, not wanting to take on the pint-sized client for fear that she will miss her date with her man. “What song are you going to sing?” she asks little Noni. When Noni proudly states that she plans to sing Blackbird by Nina Simone, the hairdresser is impressed, and decides to give her …

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