A young black student (Amandla Stenberg) from a poor neighborhood who attends a prep school in an affluent area finds her uneasy life balance further disrupted when she witnesses her childhood friend being shot by a police officer. Caught in the middle of the subsequent turmoil, she is forced to look inside herself and figure out just where she stands in her young life. Based on a book of the same name by Angie Thomas and directed by George Tillman Jr.~Kyle Lavigne
Starting a Conversation
The Heart of Georgia
Thank U Georgia
Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr., Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas and Craig Hayes
This is something I rarely do when it comes to books being adapted into movies: watch the movie before reading the book (I read the book afterward). Regardless, The Hate U Give is the kind of movie that the younger audience need to see based on not only police shootings in America but being young and black in America. Amandla Stenberg has come a long way from playing Rue in The Hunger Games. Her performance was phenomenal to watch.
A minor issue with the movie is that the language and some other content was toned down compared to the book (obviously to keep a PG-13 rating), but it doesn't hinder the overall impact this movie provides.
Overall, this was a great movie, and I would even recommend reading the book as well.
This is a great movie & apropos to the time. I actually bought this early for a Christmas present for my daughter. If you want a little insight into recent situations this could help. Not the full picture but definitely something you can learn from.
The Hate U Give is an emotionally gripping and powerful crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. Featuring an intensely moving and spellbinding performance by the talented Amandla Stenberg, the plot directly tackles a troubling issue faced by many people, as experienced through the eyes of a young teen. Although it's not a significant upgrade over its Blu-ray counterpart, the poignant film debuts on Ultra HD with a good-looking 4K HDR10 presentation and a largely satisfying DTS-HD MA soundtrack. With a somewhat disappointing yet informative set of bonus features, the overall package is nonetheless recommended and sure to make a great addition to the UHD library.
I knew of a lot of schools reading the book so I purchased this to see what my kids were going to have to read soon, and it even came with the e-book. Like all books and movies, they're not exactly the same but it's pretty close. The story line itself- easy to follow and brings to the forefront some of the racial injustices faced today by some that many others pretend (or are not) aware of at a level even teenagers can understand.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Griping, thought provoking film. I rented this film about a year ago and truly enjoyed it. Though the target audience are teenagers and young adults, people of all ages and backgrounds can watch and relate to this film as the theme in the film relates to the current events of today.
Great movie! The only problem is I brought this 4k ultra to be able to view it on my new TV, but can't view the 4k ultra disk on my blu ray dvd player because I guess it's not compatible. I remember asking the salesperson if this would play in a regular blu ray and they said yes.