If Beale Street Could Talk

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Mature, beautifully acted drama from "Moonlight" director.

R 2018 119 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

If Beale Street Could Talk

This is another well made film from the same director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, thanks to the excellent acting and story. Contentwise, there is one use of the c-word, a few uses of the f-word, and two moderate sex scenes with some thrusting, as well as some scenes of breast nudity.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+

Another victory for a24

If beale street could talk is a beautiful love story that manages to be sweet but still mature dealing with themes such as societal opression and injustice. The film is also beautifully shpt with great cineamtography and an amazing score. Fine for 15 and up

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