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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.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Kaz
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Kid Culprit (as Richard Colson Baker)
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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Blackbird  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,618,727 (USA)
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After Sony dropped the movie, Gina Prince-Bythewood's husband encouraged her to shoot a short presentation with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, to prove that she could play Noni Jean. The five minute short was produced by Lena Waithe, with Bradford Young as the Cinematographer. See more »

Goofs

Captain Nicol refers to his son Kaz's dog as male (saying he's fed) however, Noni says to Kaz's dog "hey girl". See more »

Quotes

Kaz: The truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.4 (2016) See more »

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Lights and Camera
Performed by Yuna
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LOVED IT! Can't get this story off my mind.
15 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie from start to finish was nothing short of amazing. Very here and now. Very real. Gugu and Nate Parker gives an exceptional performance in their roles. Even though I come from a very different life than Noni, I could relate to her feelings of not being seen or heard. I found myself feeling sorry for Noni, but wanting her so desperately to rise above all of it and find her own voice and embrace herself. I so appreciate how Gugu caused me as the viewer to feel every scene as if I am right there. I hope she continues to make great films. She was amazing in "Belle" and she surely did not disappoint in this one. Great job cast, writers, directors and producers of this film! I definitely plan to add this one to my video library when it comes out on DVD.


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