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Beyond the Lights

PG-13| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary

'Beyond the Lights' is the story of Noni Jean, a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom.  But not all is what it seems, and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail.  Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of their parents who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance.  But can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Nate Parker , Minnie Driver , Danny Glover , Colson Baker , Darryl Stephens , Elaine Tan , Isaac Keys

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Relativity Media

Beyond the Lights (2014)

Release Date: November 14th, 2014|1 hr. 56 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • An odd duck, a Southern melodrama that aspires to be a sensitive coming-of-age story, with some humor mixed in. Sometimes it doesn’t soar the way it should, though it remains engaging most of the way. show more

  • The film is, like its main character, too naïve to understand or, at least, to deploy the reparative powers of camp. show more

  • It can’t be faulted for its noble intentions. Like many an after-school special, however, it can be faulted in virtually every other department, including stilted performances, turgid dialogue, flat direction, and a general ignorance regarding human nature. show more

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  • November 17, 2014 Roberta
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    I loved this movie. Its a movie about finding yourself, knowing yourself, and then loving yourself. Its just proves that everything that glitters isn't necessarily gold. To thine own self be true!

  • November 16, 2014 BIG T
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    great movie. a nice look behind the music.

  • November 13, 2014 Telia Lewis
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    Loved this movie...It's one love story you must see... if you are a fan of the movie and cast of Love & Basketball, then this movie will touch your heart

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Dumb and Dumber To,' 'Foxcatcher,' 'Beyond the Lights,' & More (VIDEO)

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Jonny Black on November 13, 2014

This weekend, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as your favorite buffoons in the long-awaited "Dumb and Dumber To," a nearly unrecognizable Steve Carell coaches Channing Tatum in the heavy sports dra...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Nate Parker Share a Moment in This Exclusive 'Beyond the Lights' Preview

Posted by
Kelly Woo on October 21, 2014

Love stories featuring two people from opposite sides of the track are as old as time, but "Beyond the Lights" puts a very modern twist on the timeless tale. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as Noni Jean, ...

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