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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 8.2/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Barry Jenkins

Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Writers: Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney, Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Herman 'Caheei McGloun, Kamal Ani-Bellow, Keomi Givens, Eddie Blanchard, Rudi Goblen, Ashton Sanders, Edson Jean, Patrick Decile, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mahershala Ali - Juan
Shariff Earp - Terrence
Duan Sanderson - Azu (as Duan 'Sandy' Sanderson)
Alex R. Hibbert - Little (as Alex Hibbert)
Janelle Monáe - Teresa
Naomie Harris - Paula
Jaden Piner - Kevin (9)
Herman 'Caheei McGloun - Longshoreman
Kamal Ani-Bellow - Portable Boy 1
Keomi Givens - Portable Boy 2
Eddie Blanchard - Portable Boy 3
Rudi Goblen - Gee
Ashton Sanders - Chiron
Edson Jean - Mr. Pierce
Patrick Decile - Terrel

Taglines: This is the story of a lifetime.


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Miami, Florida, USA

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User Review


Rating: 10/10

Told in three parts, the story of a bullied boy ('Little") growing up with a lack of love and guidance in the slums of Miami, his life as an isolated, beleaguered teenager ("Chiron") and finally his persona and relationships as a man ("Black" ).

Script, directing, acting, cinematography, music were all outstanding. The acting will blow you away.

The themes at play have rarely been given such a realistic rendering. You feel as if you are watching a real boy cope with the strange unfairness he finds at every turn. And you are grateful for the occasional kindnesses he receives. The audience I was with at Telluride LOVED it. I feel it is a masterpiece.


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