Beyond the Lights
Open your heart, find your voice.
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item number: 6VV39
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 27, 2019
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Samuel Goldwyn Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Bonus Trailers:
- "Beyond the Lights"
- "100 Streets"
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Glover & Minnie Driver|
|Directed by||Gina Prince-Bythewood|
|Screenwriting by||Gina Prince-Bythewood|
|Composition by||Mark Isham|
|Cameo:||Amare Stoudemire, James Hardy, Estelle, Chaka Khan, Laurie Ann Gibson & Ashley Hamilton|
|Director of Photography:||Tami Reiker|
Has the elements of a classic backstage story, but they don't quite crystallize into an integral drama. Full Review
In every scene here, Prince-Bythewood calmly and sensitively melts our resistance to the outlandish, outsized quality of her plot and stays true to the message she wants to deliver without ever getting pious or preachy. Full Review
What could have been a worn-out 'been there, done that' story in the hands of a lesser director, thanks to [Gina] Prince-Bythewood, there is an integrity and intelligence that elevates the characters and the film as a whole. Full Review
Behind The Lens
BEYOND THE LIGHTS perfectly mirrors the swooning, swirling, unself-conscious access to feeling that pop music can provide.
New York Times
Rating: C+ -- It just works. Full Review
Both Mbatha-Raw and Parker are appealing, expressive actors, and writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood lets them breathe...
3 stars out of 4 -- Driver leaves bite marks on her juicy role. And Mbatha-Raw, so good this year in BELLE, is dynamite.
Romance ignites between a troubled young singer on the cusp of stardom, and a handsome young cop with political ambitions in this drama about the power of walking your own path. Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is a talented singer whose ethereal voice has taken the world of music by storm. A glimpse beneath the surface, however, reveals a girl who's cracking under the pressure to top the charts. When Noni tries to end it all, concerned cop Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker) pulls her back from the ledge, and shows her that life is still worth living. Along the way, Noni and Kaz fall head over heels in love. Meanwhile, the powers that be conspire to keep them apart as well as focused on their respective careers. But without Kaz's love, Noni may never find her true voice.