Based on a young adult novel by Angie Thomas, The hate u give little infants f**ks everything. The movie empathetically unfolds the infamous 2Pac saying in front of your eyes.
Real. Powerful. The Hate U Give is the story of Starr Carter a young black teenager from Garden heights, a predominantly black neighbourhood effected by the billion dollar drug industry. Starr’s mother wants to leave the area while her father, a local businessman is hopeful that they can carve a good life in their hometown. Starr and her brother are sent to a safer school outside of the hood. The cultural differences of the two neighbourhoods leaves Starr feeling like she doesn’t fit in either and she finds herself living a double life.
Unlike the usual fantasy films and serial sequels you see churned out by cinema projectors, this story is far from fiction which is what make it so hard hitting and honest.
Starr’s double life is on the line once she witnesses her friend get unjustly killed during a traffic stop by a policeman, She is forced to find her voice standing up for her murdered friend. Set in the U.S. The Hate U Give depicts institutionalised racism and the trap of a billion dollar drug industry. The movie unloads the struggle of a community in the cross hairs of not just the police but also local gang culture.
Police brutality is the ongoing problem that’s unbiasedly addressed here.
If I was to give you love it would be in the form of a ticket to this movie.
Rating: PG 13
Runtime: 130 minutes
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Amandla Stenburg, KJ Apa, Regina Hall, Common