The Photograph is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie.
The starring cast includes Issa Rae, Chanté Adams, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lil Rel Howery, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lakeith Stanfield, Dakota Paradise, Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris, Y'lan Noel and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Photograph

Universal Pictures on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 released the trailer:
The Photograph - Official Trailer 2 - In Theaters Valentine's Day.

What is The Photograph about?

A reporter named Michael meets a man named Isaac to interview him about his life post-Hurricane Katrina. Michael takes an interest in one particular picture in Isaac's home of a woman named Christina Eames, and wants to know her backstory.
In the present day Mae (Issa Rae), Christina's daughter, inherits a safety deposit box which includes the same picture of herself and two letters. The first is to Mae and the second is for Mae to deliver to her father.
Back in New York Michael meets Mae who works as an assistant curator. She pulls Christina's archival material to show Michael.
Attracted to Mae, Michael intentionally sets up a "chance meeting" with her at a French movie screening her gallery is showing. They flirt and decide to go on their first date, ending with a kiss. They begin to date but this coincides with Michael getting a job in London. Michael struggles to tell Mae about the move as their relationship is new and begins to ignore her calls.
In the past, Christina has a flirtatious friendship with Isaac. Eventually, Christina and Isaac begin to live together but Christina is bored of her life as she longs to pursue a career in photography. Without telling Isaac she gets on a bus leaving for New York City, and gets a job as an assistant photographer. She calls her friend Denise to give her the good news, who tells Christina that her mother has passed away. At the funeral, she mentions that she is going to visit Isaac, but Denise tells her that he married shortly after she left.
A few years later Christina returns to her hometown with Mae. They take a photograph in her old home. While there they run into Isaac who offers to bring them to dinner to meet his wife. Christina refuses and becomes very emotional, kissing Isaac's cheek and crying afterwards which Mae remembers, even as an adult.

Who's in the The Photograph cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Photograph.

Issa Rae Mae Morton
Chanté Adams Young Christine Eames
Kelvin Harrison Jr. Andy Morrison
Lil Rel Howery Kyle
Jasmine Cephas Jones Rachel Miller
Dakota Paradise 4-Year-Old Mae
Chelsea Peretti Sara Rodgers
Teyonah Parris Asia
Y'lan Noel Young Isaac Jefferson
Rob Morgan Isaac Jefferson
Marsha Stephanie Blake Violet Eames
Maxwell Whittington-Cooper Peter Thomas
Phoenix Noelle Sophia (as Phoenix Noelle Reece)
Courtney B. Vance Louis Morton
Rylee Gabrielle King Sandrine
LaKeith Stanfield Michael Block
Wakeema Hollis Denise Holness
Christopher Cassarino Billy Wasko
Roy Jackson Man

When is The Photograph released in cinemas?

The film The Photograph was scheduled to be released on February 14, 2020 (United States), on March 6, 2020 (United Kingdom) and on September 10, 2020 (Germany) by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Spain.

What are The Photograph film specifications?

The duration of the film is 106 minutes. With a budget of $16 - 27.7 million, the film grossed over $20.7 million.

The film The Photograph is rated with "PG-13" rating.

The Photograph filming. Principal photography began on April 25, 2019, taking place around New Orleans.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Photograph?

The Photograph got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 74/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about The Photograph you can get at:

Official website:

IMDB: The Photograph

Wikipedia: The Photograph (2020 film)

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