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Moonlight (2016)

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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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Herman 'Caheei McGloun ...
Longshoreman (as Herman 'Caheej' McGloun)
Kamal Ani-Bellow ...
Portable Boy 1
Keomi Givens ...
Portable Boy 2
Eddie Blanchard ...
Portable Boy 3
Rudi Goblen ...
Gee (as Rudi Goblin)
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Mr. Pierce
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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 Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than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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This is the story of a lifetime.

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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:

$1,488,740 (USA) (18 November 2016)

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$27,850,912 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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Trivia

Director Barry Jenkins started writing the screenplay in Brussels, in the bar Lord Byron. See more »

Goofs

During a majority of Little's timeline (which is supposed to be set around the 1980s or 1990s), modern day cars are shown driving around - especially when Juan drives Little around in his car. See more »

Quotes

Juan: I saw your mama last night.
Little: I hate her.
Juan: I bet you do.
[pause]
Juan: Hated mine too.
[pause]
Juan: Miss her like hell now. All I'm gonna say about that.
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Connections

References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Classic Man
Written by Charli XCX (as Charlotte Emma Aitchison), George Astasio, Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nathaniel Irvin III), Roman GianArthur Irvin, Iggy Azalea (as Amethyst Amelia Kelly), Kurtis McKenzie (as Kurtis Isaac McKenzie), Jidenna (as Jidenna T. Mobisson), Jason Pebworth (as Jason Andrew Pebworth), Jasbir Singh Sehra, Jon Shave (as Jonathan Christopher Shave), Eleanor Kateri Tannis, Nana Kwabena Tuffuor, John Turner, Milan Wiley
Performed by Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur Irvin (as Roman GianArthur)
Courtesy of Wondaland/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Overrated
22 February 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was very excited to see this movie, but got very disappointed with what I saw. Despite the good performance of Naomi Harris, the move is very boring for me taste. The movie is very slow and way overrated. I really don't see the deal with the performance of Mr. Ali but maybe it's just me...


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