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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

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Azu (as Duan 'Sandy' Sanderson)
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Little (as Alex Hibbert)
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Kamal Ani-Bellow ...
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Rudi Goblen ...
Gee
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Terrel
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Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$402,075 (USA) (21 October 2016)

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$27,850,912 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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Both Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe also appear in Hidden Figures (2016), another Best Picture nominee in the same year. See more »

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When Juan drops off Little at his home, modern CDs are shown in the car. See more »

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Kevin: I wasn't never worth shit. Never did anything I actually wanted to do, was all I could do to do what other folks thought I should do. I wasn't never myself.
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It has good things/ but the Oscar???
27 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

6.9/10, I did not like it, the first hour I think it is pretty good, as we show the complexes and problems of Chiron as a child and as a teenager, is one of the successes of this film, this is thanks to Barry Jenkins that I think this first hour is very well written and the direction of Barry Jenkins is brilliant. He takes us by the hand and tells us an interesting story,accompanied with great music and very beautiful cinematography. Mahershala Ali , the music and the cinematography are the best of the movie.

After the first hour , the film falls and it turns boring, the story does not advance any more and it seems that the movie is about anything, we can not explore more our main character, there is not much rank on what we see about Chiron.


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