"The Photograph" is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie.
The starring cast includes Issa Rae as Mae Morton, Chanté Adams as Young Christine Eames, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Andy Morrison, Lil Rel Howery as Kyle, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Rachel Miller, Lakeith Stanfield, Dakota Paradise as 4-Year-Old Mae, Teyonah Parris as Asia, Y'lan Noel as Young Isaac Jefferson, Rob Morgan as Isaac Jefferson and others.

Here are "The Photograph" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Photograph movie?

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

Plot summary

What is The Photograph movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Photograph" movie plot summary.

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 plays who in the The Photograph movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Photograph" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is The Photograph movie release date?

"The Photograph" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 14, 2020 (United States), on March 6, 2020 (United Kingdom) and on September 10, 2020 (Germany) distributing by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, HBO Latin America, HBO Max, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Argentina.


What are The Photograph filming details?

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

"The Photograph" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about The Photograph movie?

"The Photograph" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. 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.

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