"If Beale Street Could Talk" is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Barry Jenkins.
The starring cast includes KiKi Layne as Tish Rivers, Stephan James as Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt, Colman Domingo as Joseph Rivers, Teyonah Parris as Ernestine Rivers, Michael Beach as Frank Hunt, Regina King as Sharon Rivers, Diego Luna as Pedrocito, Ed Skrein as Officer Bell, David Franco, Brian Tyree Henry as Daniel Carty and others.

Here are "If Beale Street Could Talk" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services 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.

Note: The film's structure is non-linear, but this plot summary is written in a linear fashion.
Clementine "Tish" Rivers and Alonzo "Fonny" Hunt have been friends their whole lives, beginning a romantic relationship when older. In the 1970s, they struggle to find an apartment as most New York landlords won't rent to black people. Eventually, they find a place in a warehouse being converted to loft apartments; Levy (Dave Franco), the Jewish landlord, rents it to them at a good rate because he enjoys seeing couples who are in love, regardless of race.
That night, Tish (KiKi Layne) is harassed by a man while in a mostly white grocery store. He begins to assault her, so Fonny (Stephan James) physically throws him out of the store. A white policeman nearby, Officer Bell (Ed Skrein), attempts to arrest Fonny for it, but reluctantly lets him go when the Jewish 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 nearly impossible for him to have gone from the scene of the crime to the apartment where he was arrested in the time between the rape and the arrest, the case against Fonny is considered strong due to Officer Bell's testimony. The claim is he saw Fonny fleeing the scene, and Victoria 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 it is considered an unreliable alibi due to Tish's romantic relationship with Fonny and Daniel's previous conviction for grand theft auto (although actually arrested for marijuana possession).


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

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 Tish Rivers
Stephan James  as Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
Colman Domingo  as Joseph Rivers
Teyonah Parris  as Ernestine Rivers
Michael Beach  as Frank Hunt Fonny's father
Regina King  as Sharon Rivers
Diego Luna  as Pedrocito a waiter and Fonny's friend
Ed Skrein  as Officer Bell a police officer
Dave Franco  as Levy a Jewish landlord
Brian Tyree Henry  as Daniel Carty Fonny's friend and a recent parolee
Milanni Mines  as Young Tish
Ethan Barrett  as Young Fonny
Emily Rios  as Victoria Rogers
Ebony Obsidian  as Adrienne Hunt
Aunjanue Ellis  as Alice Hunt Fonny's mother
Dominique Thorne  as Sheila Hunt
Finn Wittrock  as Hayward Fonny's lawyer
Marcia Jean Kurtz  as Italian Grocer
Carl Parker  as Black Cat #1
Shabazz Ray  as Black Cat #2
Michael Warner  as White Man
Bobby Conte Thornton  as Italian Punk
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 Mirror Releasing (United States), Sony Pictures Releasing International, Stage 6 Films (International), Annapurna Pictures, Angel Films, Big Picture 2 Films, Cinema Mondo, 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, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic, Universum Film (UFA) and Yleisradio (YLE).


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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