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Queen & Slim

Movie review by
Lynnette Nicholas, Common Sense Media
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Intense romantic thriller about race looks violent, edgy.
  • November 27, 2019
  • R
  • 2019

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Queen & Slim is a romantic thriller about a couple who become fugitives after their first date. Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith), a criminal defense lawyer, and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya), a retail worker, hit it off right away, but things take a tragic turn when the couple is pulled over for a minor traffic stop. Worried about his life as he's being arrested for doing nothing wrong, Slim ends up killing the police officer in self-defense. He and Queen decide that their best course of action is to flee the scene and go on the run. As they evade capture, they form an intense bond. Meanwhile, when a video of the incident goes viral, Queen and Slim become symbols for the terror, grief, and trauma of the victims and loved ones of racially motivated police violence. This intense story will likely have violence, sex/nudity, swearing, and drug use, along with messages about humanity and race.

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For kids who love emotional stories

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