"Beats" is a 2019 American coming-of-age-drama film directed by Chris Robinson.
The starring cast includes Anthony Anderson as Romelo Reese, Khalil Everage as August Monroe, Evan J. Simpson as Lazarus "Laz", Ashley Jackson as Niyah, Uzo Aduba as Carla Monroe, Megan Sousa as Kari, Jeremy Phillips as Vern, Ariana Burks as Leshea, Skye Sparks as Elizabeth, Emayatzy Corinealdi as Vanessa Robinson and others.

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


Is there a trailer for Beats movie?

Netflix on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 released the trailer for "Beats" you can watch here:
Beats - A Netflix Film | Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is Beats movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Beats" movie plot summary.

In Chicago, a single mother, Carla (Uzo Aduba), has cooked dinner and sends her daughter, Kari (Megan Sousa), out to find her brother, August (Khalil Everage). Kari and August are the victims of a shooting and Kari dies. 18 months later August suffers from PTSD and anxiety attacks due to the incident and spends most of his time in his room. Carla goes to work every day and is overprotective of August. August pines for the girl of his dreams Niyah (Ashley Jackson) and watches from his window as his best friend Laz (Evan J. Simpson) sell drugs.
School principal Vanessa, tells her staff that she is going to cut personnel if attendance does not improve. She hires her soon to be ex-husband, Romelo (Anthony Anderson), as the school security guard and tasks him with trying to get August, who has not been to school for months, to return to class. Romelo is unaware of August's issues and scares him when he enters his bedroom after hearing August working on a piece of music. Romelo secretly befriends August and sees the boy as his ticket back to the hip-hop music scene and a way to keep his wife. The two begin to work on music together.
Romelo tells August he needs to find a reason to write music. August reflects on his feelings towards Niyah, but is torn as his friend Laz likes her too. August writes a song for Niyah and gives it to her to listen to. Romelo sets up a date and makes contact with his old music producer friends. Queen Cabrini (Dreezy) sings the song at a street party and people react positively. Carla comes home from work to find August missing. She calls the police and Romelo is arrested.


Who plays who in the Beats movie cast?

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

Anthony Anderson  as Romelo Reese
Khalil Everage  as August Monroe
Evan J. Simpson  as Lazarus "Laz"
Ashley Jackson  as Niyah
Uzo Aduba  as Carla Monroe
Megan Sousa  as Kari
Jeremy Phillips  as Vern
Ariana Burks  as Leshea (as Ariana D. Burks)
Skye Sparks  as Elizabeth
Emayatzy Corinealdi  as Vanessa Robinson
Paul Walter Hauser  as Terrence
Michael David Hammond  as Big Dude
Dave East  as Mister Ford
Ahmad Nicholas Ferguson  as Boy in Blue (as Ahmad Ferguson)
Malkia Stampley  as Teacher
Julian Williams  as Young Buck
Young Quan  as Raw Space Rapper #1
Nike Boi  as Raw Space Rapper #2
Dreezy  as Queen Cabrini (as Seandrea 'Dreezy' Sledge)
Israel Idonije  as Big Ass Dad
Leah Urzendowski  as Receptionist
Zernardo Tate  as Concert Rapper (as Zenardo 'Z-Money' Tate)
William Jones  as DJ (as William 'Peezy' Jones)
Jalen Austin  as J Sprado
Christopher Ray Robinson II  as Tony Bigs
Stephan Scalabrino  as Officer #1
Tyrรฉ Green  as Rapper Tone (as Tyre Green)

Release date

When is Beats movie release date?

"Beats" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 19, 2019 (United States) distributing by Netflix.


What are Beats filming details?

The duration of the film is 110 minutes.

Principal photography began in June 2018 in Chicago.


What are critics and audiences saying about Beats movie?

"Beats" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100.

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