Blindspotting is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Carlos López Estrada.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, April 19, 2018 released the trailer:
Blindspotting (2018 Movie) Official Trailer - Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal.

Story intro

Collin Hoskins (Daveed Diggs), a convicted felon, is struggling to finish the last three days of his probation. Collin, along with his short-tempered best friend Miles Turner (Rafael Casal), works for a moving company located in Oakland, California. One night while waiting for a red light, Collin witnesses a white police officer (Ethan Embry) gun down a black civilian. As Collin is haunted by the incident, he begins to have nightmares and experiences hallucinations. At the same time, Miles becomes distraught by the gentrification of Oakland, and a resulting sense of loss of identity, home, and belonging. Miles purchases a gun from a friend on the basis of self-protection, an action of which Collin strongly disapproves. As Miles continues to display erratic behavior, Collin's ex-girlfriend Val (Janina Gavankar) warns Collin of the dangers that may result from a continued friendship with Miles. Later that evening while having dinner, Miles' gun accidentally ends up in the hands of his young son Sean, an incident which horrifies Sean's mother Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), who forces both Miles and Collin to leave the house. At a party, an agitated Miles brutally assaults a black man who misinterpreted Miles' persona as cultural appropriation, leading to a fight between the two. Miles uses his gun to terrorize the party guests before being stopped by Collin. In an explosive argument, Collin criticizes Miles for his reckless behavior and the trouble it keeps causing him. With his probation now over, Collin continues to feel psychologically troubled by the murder he saw. As he and Miles are finishing a moving job, the house is revealed to be that of Officer Molina, the officer whom Collin witnessed gunning down a black man a few days earlier. Collin confronts the officer at gun point and criticizes the relationship between the police and black America, but refuses to shoot him, leaving the distraught officer behind. Following a moment of solemnity, Collin and Miles repair their friendship as they drive off to their next job.

Cast

Daveed Diggs
Collin Hoskins, a former convicted felon on his last three days of probation
Rafael Casal
Miles, Collin's short-tempered and reckless best friend
Janina Gavankar
Val, a desk secretary and Collin's love interest
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Ashley, Miles' wife and mother of Sean
Ethan Embry
Officer Molina
Tisha Campbell-Martin
Mama Liz
Utkarsh Ambudkar
Rin
Wayne Knight
Patrick
Justin Chu Cary
Tin
Kevin Carroll
James
Nyambi Nyambi
Yorkie
Lance Cameron Holloway
Curtis 'Cuttie' Cuttworth
Margo Hall
Nancy, Collin's mother
Jon Chaffin
Dez
Leland Orser
Judge
Sarah Kay
Angela
Travis Parker
Randall Marshall

About

Principal photography began in June 2017 and lasted for 22 days, filming around Oakland.

The film Blindspotting was scheduled to be released on January 18, 2018 (Sundance), on July 20, 2018 (United States) and on October 5, 2018 (United Kingdom) by Lionsgate, Lions Gate Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Metropolitan Filmexport, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, Regents, Summit Entertainment, Mongkol Major, Pris Audiovisuais and VVS Films.

The duration of the film is 95 minutes. The film grossed over $4.9 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Blindspotting got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website: blindspotting.movie

Wikipedia: Blindspotting

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