The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film directed by George Tillman, Jr..
Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Common, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Dominique Fishback, Sabrina Carpenter and others.
20th Century Studios on Sunday, June 24, 2018 released the trailer:
The Hate U Give | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is a 16-year-old American girl who lives in the fictional, black neighborhood of Garden Heights, but attends a predominantly white private school Williamson Prep.
After a gun goes off at a party Starr is attending, Starr is driven home by her childhood best friend, Khalil. While driving home, they are stopped by a police officer for failing to signal a lane change. The officer barks orders at Khalil, such as to roll down the window and turn off the music. Khalil disagrees with the officer, who instructs him to exit the car.
While outside the car, the officer retrieves Khalil's drivers license and instructs him to keep his hands on the roof while the officer checks his ID. Despite the gravity of the situation, Khalil suddenly reaches through the driver-side window, oddly feeling the need to pick up a hairbrush. The officer shoots and kills Khalil. As Starr mourns over Khalil, the officer realizes that he was holding a hairbrush, not a gun.
Khalil's killing becomes a national news story. Starr's identity as the witness is initially kept secret from everyone outside Starr's familyleaving Starr's two best friends, Hailey Grant (Sabrina Carpenter) and Maya Yang (Megan Lawless), and Starr's boyfriend, Chris, who all attend Williamson Prep together, unaware of Starr's connection to the killing. Having to keep this secret weighs on Starr, as does her need to keep her Williamson and Garden Heights personas separate.
Starr agrees to be interviewed on television and to testify in front of a grand jury after being encouraged by a civil rights lawyer, April Ofrah (Issa Rae). While defending Khalil's character during her interview, in which her identity is hidden, she names the King Lords (Anthony Mackie), the gang that controls her neighborhood. The gang retaliates by threatening Starr and her family, forcing them to move in with her Uncle Carlos (Common), her mom's brother, who is a police detective.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Hate U Give.
The film The Hate U Give was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF) and on October 5, 2018 (United States) by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros..
The duration of the film is 133 minutes. With a budget of $23 million, the film grossed over $34.9 million.
The film The Hate U Give is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The Hate U Give filming. Principal photography began on September 12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Hate U Give got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 97/100. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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