FILM TITLE: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 18 D L N P S SV V
DISTRIBUTOR: FILMFINITY (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: BARRY JENKINS
MAIN CAST: STEPHAN JAMES, DAVE FRANCO, REGINA KING
LANGUAGE: IT IS FREQUENT AND OF VERY STRONG IMPACT WHICH IS USED AS A MEANS OF EXPRESSION IN ANGER AND BY THE CHARACTERS AGAINST EACH OTHER IN AN AGGRESSIVE MANNER WHICH COULD BE MORALLY HARMFUL TO YOUNGER VIEWERS.
NUDITY: IT IS FREQUENT AND OF MILD IMPACT IN A SEXUAL CONDUCT CONTEXT.
PREJUDICE: IT IS FREQUENT, THEMATIC AND OF MODERTE IMPACT BOTH TOWARDS BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE AND IS DISAPPROVED.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: IT IS FREQUENT AND OF MODERATE IMPACT IN PICTURE FORM, VERBAL ABUSE INSTANCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND EMOTIONAL VIOLENCE.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THEMES ARE COMPLEX AND MATURE AND ARE OF STRONG IMPACT PRESENTED IN A NARRATIVE ABOUT LOVE, REMINISCING ABOUT THE PAST, CHALLENGES, AN UMPLANNED PREGNANCY, FAITH AND HOPE, COMPLEX FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, FRIENSHIPS, CONFLICT, REJECTION, FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF CRIME AND BEING FRAMED, RACISM, CELEBRATION OF A NEW LIFE, EDUCATION AND ITS IMPORTANCE, CHRISTIAN BELIEFS, INCARCERATION AND PRISON LIFE, LIFE OF A BLACK PERSON IN AMERICA, INDEPENDANCE AND ENTERPRENEURSHIP, FINANCIAL WOES, POVERTY, CONSPIRACY, POLICE HARASSMENT AND BRUTALITY, INEQUALITY AND DISCRIMINATION.
SOME OF THE THEMES COULD BE DISTURBING, DISTRESSING, UPSETTING, CONFUSING OR EMOTIONALLY OR MORALLY HARMFUL TO YOUNGER VIEWERS SUCH AS CONFLICT, UNPLANNED PREGNANCY, REJECTION OF AN UNPLANNED AND UNBORN BABY, BEING FRAMED AND FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF CRIME (RAPE), CONSPIRACY BETWEEN VICTORIA AND THE WHITE POLICEMAN, INJUSTICE AND RACISM.
THE THEME OF AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY AND PREMARITAL SEX COULD BE MORALLY HARMFUL AND COULD EXPOSE YOUNGER VIEWERS PREMATURELY TO ADULT EXPERIENCES. SME OF THE THEMES ARE COMPLEX SUCH AS THE SUFFERING OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AN UNJUST SYSTEM WHICH COULD BE MORALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY HARMFUL TO YOUNGER VIEWERS.
OTHER THEMES PRESENTED ARE THE UNFAIR, SLOW WHEELS OF JUSTICE, HOPE AND THE EXPERIENCE OF PREGNANCY WHICH ARE ALSO OF EDUCATIONAL VALUE.