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Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016)

A view of a woman's journey through life.

Directors:

Beyoncé (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter), Kahlil Joseph | 5 more credits »

Writers:

Warsan Shire (adaptation), Warsan Shire
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beyoncé ... The Woman
Brittani Alexander Brittani Alexander
Jasmine Badie Jasmine Badie ... (as Jasmine 'JB' Badie)
Fulani Bahati Fulani Bahati
Chloe Bailey
Halle Bailey
Denee Baptiste Denee Baptiste ... (as Deneé Baptiste)
Ava Bernstine Ava Bernstine
Kendra Bracy Kendra Bracy
Bianca Brewton Bianca Brewton
Monique Brogan Monique Brogan
Latasha Bryant Latasha Bryant
Sifare Burrell Sifare Burrell
Ingrid Burley Ingrid Burley
Gwendolyn Carr Gwendolyn Carr
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A view of a woman's journey through life.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyoncé: Lemonade See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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$1,345,405 (estimated)
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Features 12 videos. The album title was inspired by Beyoncé's grandmother, Agnéz Deréon, as well as Jay Z's grandmother, Hattie White. At the end of the track "Freedom," Hattie White is heard speaking to a crowd at her 90th birthday party in April 2015. During the speech, Hattie says, "I had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade." See more »

Quotes

The Woman: You can taste the dishonesty it's on your breath as you pass it off so cavalier.
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Written by Rae Sremmurd, Asheton Hogan, Mike Will Made It (as Michael Williams II) and Beyoncé
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A personal journey made relatable
31 July 2016 | by peefynSee all my reviews

I was expecting a series of loosely tied together music videos, but the connection, and the narrative, was much stronger than expected. This is obviously based on Beyoncé's own life, the troubles she has had in her own family, and the importance of family to her (in both a literal and figurative sense). It's shown using a combination of private footage and more music video-like sequences, and it ends up working really well.

What's most impressive, is how Beyoncé and the movie makers managed to make her very personal story feel relatable for people in completely different situations. This is done both by showing all sorts of lives throughout the film, but also by making Beyoncé herself feel more human and relatable.

The process and personal journey described, going from feeling hurt, to angry, indifferent, etc., and then forgiveness and redemption, kind of makes the other players in her personal journey seem like passive players, and so the conveying of "forgivenes" was a bit harder to swallow. But then again, this is only meant to reflect her side of all of this, and you are just going to trust her judgment.


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