Overall Rank: 1902
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 9
Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/26/2019
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Barry Jenkins
Actors: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach
Plot: Set in Harlem, a young woman sets out to prove the innocence of her fiancÚ even as she finds herself also preparing to give birth to their first child. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 04/04/2019
An aching solemn but exceptionally acted drama about a young couple's tribulations in 1970s Harlem. They face one hardship after another, culminating in the male protagonist Fonny (James) being wrongly incarcerated as his lover (Layne) has to prepare for her firstborn's arrival. James had a mediocre debut in the otherwise solid 2016 film RACE but he's far better here, displaying love or anger or hope or fear at his various situations. Kiki Layne is great as the beleaguered expecting young mother. Regina King is very good in the part that earned her first Oscar. The plot is nonlinear and doesn't really unfold until the close of the second act. It takes a while getting there but it's worth it. The story is perhaps a tad too grim at times.
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