Producer: Timothy M. Bourne, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
Writer: Audrey Wells, Angie Thomas
Release Date: Oct 5, 2018
Runtime: 2hr 14m
Limited releases starting 10/5 and expanding Nationwide on 10/19 -- Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.
When driving in King's car there is a clock visible on the dash when King looks back to Starr. The time varies each time the clock is seen, with minutes passing when 1 sentence is spoken, and then the last sentence happens 10 minutes before the last but one sentence.
Starr Carter: I was nine years old the first time I got the talk.
honestly that previous reviewer gave their opinions on this movie, which they have every right to do. don’t take their word because it’s a beautiful movie that emotionally inspires one to change the world positively! the world we live in is evil, and it’s nice to see a movie that showcases something real that is happening right now.
42 of 43 helpful votes
Hands down the best movie of 2018 so far... I took my 17 year old son to see the movie. We had dialogue about the movie for a least the next few hours after leaving the theater. The movie spoke to the painful world that we live in, the reality is real and resonated throughout the movie. The movie was written and it most definitely sent the message that it was intended to send... America, please wake up...ALL LIVES MATTER!
The movie’s most profound performance isn’t Stenberg’s, although their emotional lucidity makes them a good proxy for its intended young adult audience, but Hornsby’s, as a father fighting to prepare his children for a world in which the people who are supposed to protect them can be a profound threat.
On the strength of its authentic storytelling voice and galvanizing lead performance, The Hate U Give delivers a powerful message that all the rallying and rioting and impassioned pleas in the world won’t change anything if they fall upon deaf ears.
Viewers who've actually been in the protest trenches may long for a grittier take. But in sanitizing some aspects of this experience, The Hate U Give brings the world of protest and agitation a little closer to those whose privilege has made it relatively easy to ignore.