Country: United States
Category: Crime, Drama
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, K.J. Apa, Anthony Mackie
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 110 minutes
Box Office: $
After being one of the secondary actresses that most stood out in the first film of The Hunger Games (2012), Amandla Stenberg has been building a career that has led her to obtain the main role of films like Todo, Todo (2017) and Powerful Minds (2018), which will premiere in the second half of this year. However, The Hate U Give is the Stenberg project that has generated more expectation for the issues it deals with and which are highly relevant to our time.
The Hate U Give tells the story of Starr Carter (Stenberg), a teenager whose life is divided into two extremes: the school for rich - and mostly white - people she attends and the neighborhood where she lives, which is poor and sees the majority of its members involved in crimes of different types. One day, at a party that Starr attends, she meets with Khalil (Algee Smith), her childhood best friend, who takes her home at the end of the night. However, on the way, both are stopped by a police officer who shoots Khalil by accident. After the death of Khalil, Starr is the only one who can tell the true story of his murder, which could have important consequences for all involved.
Based on the novel written by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give has been a success since its publication in 2017. Thomas has stated that the story emerged in response to the unjustified, real-life murders of several African-Americans in the United States and that As of 2009 they were a reason for discussion and surprise for everyone who read the headlines.
The Hate U Give is directed by George Tillman Jr. (The longest journey) and also features the performances of Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Russell Hornsby (Grimm), Common (John Wick 2: A new day to kill), Lamar Johnson (The Next Step), Issa Rae (Insecure), KJ Apa (Riverdale), Sabrina Carpenter (The Goodwin Games) and Anthony Mackie (Infinity War).