"In the Heights" is a 2021 American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu.
The starring cast includes Anthony Ramos as Usnavi de la Vega, Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa Morales, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny de la Vega, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Ariana Greenblatt and others.

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


Is there a trailer for In the Heights movie?

Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, December 12, 2019 released the trailer for "In the Heights" you can watch here:
IN THE HEIGHTS - Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is In the Heights movie plot?

Here is a short review of "In the Heights" movie plot summary.

Usnavi de la Vega (Anthony Ramos) tells four children a story of Washington Heights. Years earlier, Usnavi is the owner of a bodega in the neighborhood. After chasing off "Graffiti Pete", a street artist who was attempting to spray paint the bodega's security shutters, he introduces: Abuela Claudia (Olga Merediz), the neighborhood matriarch and woman who raised him after the death of his parents; Kevin Rosario (Jimmy Smits), who runs a taxi company; Kevin's employee and Usnavi's best friend Benny; the beauty salon ladies Daniela (Daphne Rubin-Vega), Carla (Stephanie Beatriz), and Cuca; his cousin Sonny, a teenager who works in the bodega; and Vanessa (Melissa Barrera), on whom Usnavi has an unrequited crush ("In The Heights").
Alejandro (Mateo Gomez), an attorney and family friend, informs Usnavi his late father's business in the Dominican Republic, which he dreams of reviving, is for sale. Meanwhile, Kevin's daughter Nina (Leslie Grace) returns from Stanford University. After seeing Benny (Corey Hawkins), she finds her father, telling him she cannot pay tuition, but he brushes her off, telling her not to worry ("Breathe").
Daniela's salon is moving to the Bronx due to rising rents in Manhattan. Nina arrives for a treatment and reconnects with the ladies, but eventually reveals she has dropped out of Stanford, and leaves ("No Me Diga"). Vanessa submits a rental application downtown, where she dreams of becoming a fashion designer, but her application is rejected ("It Won't Be Long Now"). She heads to Usnavi's bodega, where Sonny asks her out for him.
Sonny learns a lottery ticket the bodega sold won $96,000. At the public pool, everybody in the neighborhood fantasizes about what they would do with the money ("96,000"), while the neighborhood piragüero laments how he has lost business to a Mister Softee truck ("Piragua"). That weekend, Benny and Nina reminisce about their childhoods. She expresses her doubts and fears, but he reassures her she is destined for greatness ("When You're Home"). Meanwhile, Usnavi talks to Sonny's father about letting Sonny come with him to the Dominican Republic, but Sonny's father implies he and Sonny are undocumented immigrants and cannot leave.


Who plays who in the In the Heights movie cast?

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

Anthony Ramos  as Usnavi de la Vega
Leslie Grace  as Nina Rosario
Melissa Barrera  as Vanessa Morales
Corey Hawkins  as Benny
Olga Merediz  as Abuela Claudia
Daphne Rubin-Vega  as Daniela
Gregory Diaz IV  as Sonny de la Vega
Jimmy Smits  as Kevin Rosario
Stephanie Beatriz  as Carla
Ariana Greenblatt  as Young Nina
Dascha Polanco  as Cuca
Noah Catala  as Graffiti Pete
Lin-Manuel Miranda  as the piragüero the piragua guy
Marc Anthony  as Gapo de la Vega Sonny's father
Olivia Perez  as Iris de la Vega Usnavi's and Vanessa's daughter
Patrick Page  as Pike Phillips
Analia Gomez  as Rosa
Dean Scott Vazquez  as Sedo (as Dean Vazquez)
Mason Vazquez  as Miggy
Delila Ramos  as Cranky Vieja
James Leyva  as Valentina (as Valentina)
Chris Jackson  as Mr. Softee Truck Driver (as Christopher Jackson)
Susan Pourfar  as Hannah Hathaway
María Hinojosa  as Protest Leader (as Maria L. Hinojosa)
Ryan Woodle  as Mover
Doreen Montalvo  as Neighborhood Lady
Ilia Jessica Castro  as Jessica from the Salon
Yesy Garcia  as Woman in Lobby
Jonathan Arana  as Salon Customer
Jennifer Hernandez  as Bad-Ass Girl
Amp Ngernrungruangroj  as Hipster
Bairam Rizai  as Young Professional Couple
Lavinia Jones Wright  as Young Professional Couple
Alexandra Campos  as Car Service Dispatcher
Rhapsody James  as Salon Customer 1
Ariana S. Gomez  as Young Nina (as Ariana Saintclaire Gomez)
Hugh M Jones III  as Man Washing Car
Mateo Gomez  as Alejandro Usnavi's accountant

Release date

When is In the Heights movie release date?

"In the Heights" movie release date was scheduled to be on June 4, 2021 (LALIFF), on June 10, 2021 (United States), on June 11, 2021 (United States), on June 18, 2021 (United Kingdom), on July 22, 2021 (Germany) and on August 19, 2021 (Hungary) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, InterCom, NOS Audiovisuais, Warner Bros. Singapore, Flixzilla and HBO Max.


What are In the Heights filming details?

The duration of the film is 143 minutes. With a budget of $55 million, the film grossed over $41.6 million.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about In the Heights movie?

"In the Heights" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 95/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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