The Hate U Give centres around Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg, above), who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Alas, while the premise looks timely, the plot looks as structured as a join-the-dots picture, it’s like it could’ve been used as the plot for an episode of the Teletubbies.
The Hate U Give is released in the UK on November 2nd.
Director: George Tillman Jr
Writer: Audrey Wells
Novel: Angie Thomas
Also stars: KJ Apa, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Sabrina Carpenter, Common
Check out the new trailer below:
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