"If Beale Street Could Talk" is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Barry Jenkins.
The starring cast includes KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Regina King, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry, Diego Luna, David Franco and others.

Here are "If Beale Street Could Talk" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk movie?

Annapurna Pictures on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 released the trailer for "If Beale Street Could Talk" you can watch here:

Plot summary

What is If Beale Street Could Talk movie plot?

Here is a short review of "If Beale Street Could Talk" movie plot summary.

While the film is presented in a non-linear structure, this plot summary is written in a linear fashion.
Clementine "Tish" Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo "Fonny" Hunt have been friends their whole lives, and begin a romantic relationship when they are older. It is the early 1970s, and they struggle to find a place to live as most New York City landlords refuse to rent apartments to black people. They eventually find a place in a warehouse in the process of being converted to loft apartments; Levy (Dave Franco), the Jewish landlord, agrees to rent it to them at a reasonable rate because he enjoys seeing couples who are in love, regardless of their race.
That night, Tish is harassed by a man while shopping at a mostly white grocery store. When he begins to assault her, Fonny (Stephan James) physically throws the man out of the store. A white policeman nearby, Officer Bell (Ed Skrein), witnesses the incident and attempts to arrest Fonny, but reluctantly lets him go when the white woman who runs the grocery store vouches for them and chastises Bell for his racism.
Fonny is later arrested and accused of raping a woman named Victoria Rogers (Emily Rios). Although it would have been nearly impossible for him to have traveled from the scene of the crime to the apartment where he was arrested in the amount of time between the rape and the arrest, the case against Fonny is considered strong due to Officer Bell's testimony, in which he claims to have seen Fonny fleeing the scene, and Victoria having identified Fonny in a lineup as her rapist. Tish, as well as Fonny's friend Daniel Carty (Brian Tyree Henry), were with him at the time of the rape, but his alibi is not considered reliable due to Tish's romantic relationship with Fonny and Daniel's previous conviction for grand theft auto (the result of a plea bargain after being arrested for marijuana possession).


Who plays who in the If Beale Street Could Talk movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "If Beale Street Could Talk" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

KiKi Layne  as Clementine "Tish" Rivers
Stephan James  as Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
Colman Domingo  as Joseph Rivers Tish's father
Teyonah Parris  as Ernestine Rivers Tish's sister
Michael Beach  as Frank Hunt Fonny's father
Regina King  as Sharon Rivers Tish's mother
Ed Skrein  as Officer Bell a police officer
Brian Tyree Henry  as Daniel Carty Fonny's friend and a recent parolee
Diego Luna  as Pedrocito a waiter and Fonny's friend
Dave Franco  as Levy a Jewish landlord
Milanni Mines  as Young Tish
Ethan Barrett  as Young Fonny
Emily Rios  as Victoria Rogers a rape victim
Ebony Obsidian  as Adrienne Hunt Fonny's sister
Aunjanue Ellis  as Alice Hunt Fonny's mother
Dominique Thorne  as Sheila Hunt Fonny's sister
Finn Wittrock  as Hayward Fonny's lawyer
Carl Parker  as Black Cat #1
Shabazz Ray  as Black Cat #2
Michael Warner  as White Man
Bobby Conte Thornton  as Italian Punk
Marcia Jean Kurtz  as Italian Grocer
Carla De La Hoz  as Dancing Lady
Marien Zagarella  as Maรฎtre d'
Aurora Collado  as Abuela
Kaden Byrd  as Alonzo Jr

Release date

When is If Beale Street Could Talk movie release date?

"If Beale Street Could Talk" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 9, 2018 (TIFF), on November 30, 2018 (United States), on December 14, 2018 (United States), on February 8, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on March 7, 2019 (Germany) distributing by Annapurna Pictures (United States), Sony Pictures Releasing International, Stage 6 Films (International), Angel Films, Big Picture 2 Films, DCM Distribution, Entertainment One, Feelgood Entertainment, JL Vision Film, Longride, Mars Distribution, Selmer Media, United International Pictures (UIP), 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lucky Red and Universum Film (UFA).


What are If Beale Street Could Talk filming details?

The duration of the film is 117 minutes. With a budget of $12 million, the film grossed over $20.6 million.

"If Beale Street Could Talk" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about If Beale Street Could Talk movie?

"If Beale Street Could Talk" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 95/100. The audience also likes the film.

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