“The Hate You Give” doesn’t get any award love, but deserves your love

20th Century Fox

I have a theory about why green paper It now appears to be the frontrunner for the Oscars, with domestic films grossing $43.5 million on a $23 million budget.That’s it, except Black Panther, the only major film about race relations so far, with an unequivocal ending. College voters are as vulnerable to this as anyone and may be willing to believe that racism can be solved by different people getting to know each other.True, it does happen sometimes, but it’s hardly a rule, movies or something black klansman and this week’s Blu-ray release the hatred you give Picture more realistic and difficult cases. They have their feel-good moments, but they don’t hug the audience and say it’s going to be alright. This makes for better drama, but not necessarily the warm fuzzy and repetitive point of view that Tony Lip and Dr. Don Shirley’s fantasy versions have.

What they can do better is to raise awareness.I feel like I learned a lot from watching the hatred you give, now on Blu-ray, 4K and VOD, this should be obvious to me, but it doesn’t have to be. The film begins with a pair of African-American parents asking their kids to “talk” about what to do if the police pull you over. I never talked to my parents. In fact, when I was a teenager, I was only pulled over twice and I got off immediately thinking it was the right and safe thing to do. I didn’t realize until recently that if I hadn’t been a white kid in rural North Carolina, I probably wouldn’t be here today.

I’m also ashamed to say that it surprised me when the anime’s opening title showed “The Hate U Give” an acronym for “thugs.” Of course, as a regular movie-goer, I’m aware of Tupac Shakur’s Thug Life tattoo, but as someone who wasn’t interested in new music at some point in the late ’90s, I’m not familiar with its specific meaning. I admit that people reading this probably know more about these things than I do and may therefore think this movie will be redundant. It is not.

Where green paper Ended with interracial friendship, the hatred you give Shows that this is just the beginning of a whole new minefield. The protagonist Amandla Stenberg (formerly Rue in Hungry Games), a black teenage girl dating a white boy at an upscale private school (always filmed through a decidedly incongruous James Cameron-esque blue filter), which keeps her away from the dangerous public spaces in her neighborhood. For her, life is code-switching: she can’t be that person in the family among white people, and she’s always aware that even something as simple as using slang can bring stigma.In a good joke casting, her white American boyfriend is riverdaleThe KJ Apa, who is half-Samoan from New Zealand, is arguably code-switched in real life.

But her first love, Khalil (Algie Smith), still has a crush on her, and he’s the one who keeps her out of danger when he shoots at a black neighborhood teen party. He takes action, things get awkward, and then when the police do pull them over, he refuses to follow her well-trained advice. Of course, apparently tragic things happened.

Starr memorized the officer’s badge number right away, but it wasn’t as simple as her testimony. Khalil is close to local crime boss Kim (Anthony Mackie), whose father Maverick (Russell Hornsby) used to be in their gang, and Kim doesn’t want those relationships to be made public. But Starr also has an uncle, Carlos (regular), who is a police officer, which complicates the situation. It’s a minefield that’s harder to navigate than a minefield of sharper heroes and villains, and every time one of Starr’s white friends says something creepy out of ignorance, I’m probably going to slap my face for it repeatedly And feel a headache. Yet the film doesn’t advise her to abandon them – only the most utterly malicious. She sticks with her man and finds that he has enough redeeming qualities that even if he doesn’t know what she’s going through, he doesn’t have much ability to figure it out. Life is so complicated, and so are the more thought-provoking movies about it.

On the commentary track, director George Tillman Jr. (soul food), original novelist Angie Thomas, editor Craig Hayes, and actors Steinberg and Hornsby contrasted with the film’s somber tone, and were clearly thrilled to watch the delightful film they made . (If you think their humor should be in the movie more, watch the deleted graduation scene and realize it was cut for a reason.) Another ending shows Starr taking on the climactic riot scene A lot more responsibility, and extra close-ups detailing the whole process of code-switching…and how great Georgia is as a filming location.

The way the climax puts a young child at risk, has built up the whole story to convince you he’s sure to die in that situation, which might make the film too blunt for academy voters, who think Not suitable to nominate it. But it refuses to offer simple cookie-cutter answers without feeling like a liar or gratuitous depression worthy of all your love.

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