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Beyond the Lights (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Kaz
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Macy Jean
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Kid Culprit (as Richard Colson Baker)
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Captain Nicol
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Quentin
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April
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Jonas
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Liam King
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Jesse Soria
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J Stanley
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Felicia
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Herself
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The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Open your heart. Find your voice.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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14 November 2014 (USA)  »

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Blackbird  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,500,000 (USA) (14 November 2014)

Gross:

$14,612,840 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Noni Jean was originally written as an American and Gugu Mbatha-Raw auditioned for the role with an American accent. However, after hearing her speak in her natural accent, Gina Prince-Bythewood rewrote the character to make her British. See more »

Goofs

Noni cuts herself on the glass and is bleeding yet the next morning she has no injuries. See more »

Quotes

Noni: What we had was perfect right?
Kaz: We started on a lie. So it could never be perfect.
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Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.4 (2016) See more »

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I Am Light
Performed by India Arie
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OMG! A must-see!
14 November 2014 | by (Tallahassee, Fl) – See all my reviews

I had a chance to see the screening of Beyond the Lights a few weeks ago in Tallahassee, Fl. This movie was a breath of fresh air. I haven't seen a complete love story that I can relate to in one way or another. This movie was very realistic and was very relate-able.

The movie walked you through Noni's life from the time she was a child to the time she was an artist. It made you feel as if you were in that moment with her. There were some parts of the movie that made you smile and cheer and then the note so happy moments - all the emotions needed when viewing a great movie.

The writer Gina Bythewood and Nate Parker were at the screening and participated in a Questions and Answers session after the movie screening. I really appreciate the interaction with the viewers and the ability to answer every single question in great depth. I am still impressed. Go out and support this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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