The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film co-produced and directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. Audrey Wells, who passed on the day before the film’s premiere, wrote the screenplay.
Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie are among the cast members of the movie, which was produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Robert Teitel, and Tillman Jr. and centers on the repercussions of a high school student witnessing a police shooting.
Starr Carter, a 16-year-old African-American female who resides in Garden Heights, a neighborhood with a large black population, attends Williamson Prep, a private school with a sizable white enrollment.
Starr is brought home by her childhood best friend Khalil after a gun goes fired at a party she is attending. They are stopped by a police officer while returning home for failing to signal a lane change. Khalil hears the police yell commands at him, including rolling down the window and stopping playing music. The police tell Khalil to get out of the car, but Khalil protests.
- As Starr Carter, Amandla Stenberg
- Starr’s childhood closest buddy Lamar Johnson plays Seven Carter, while Regina Hall portrays Lisa Carter, Starr and Sekani’s mother and Maverick’s wife. Russell Hornsby plays Maverick Carter, Starr, Sekani, and Seven’s father; Issa Rae plays April Ofrah, and Algee Smith portrays Khalil Harris.
As Starr’s lover Chris Bryant, K. J. Apa
- Frequently referred to as Carlos, Starr and Sekani’s uncle and Lisa’s brother.
Anthony Mackie plays King, Iesha’s husband and father of Kenya and Lyric as well as Seven’s stepfather.
- Kenya, played by Dominique Fishback, is one of Seven’s three half-sisters and Starr’s best friend.
Hailey Grant, one of Starr’s schoolmates, is portrayed by Sabrina Carpenter.
- Maya Yang, one of Starr’s schoolmates, is portrayed by Megan Lawless.
Sekani Carter, Starr’s younger brother, and Seven’s half-brother are portrayed by TJ Wright.
The Hate U Give: How to Watch
You may currently watch The Hate U Give on Hulu Plus. On iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, you can rent or buy The Hate U Give and stream it.
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2018 saw the release of The Hate U Give, which was praised by critics. Based on Angie Thomas’s New York Times bestseller, the plot took the well-liked YA subgenre and transformed it into a narrative about racism in America. In recognition of her breakthrough role as Starr Carter, actress Amandla Stenberg received numerous nominations. She also took home the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. Following the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the movie is now being made available without charge. The Hate U Give is available for streaming here if you want to watch it.
Since George Floyd’s death, the continued demonstrations against police brutality have served as a wake-up call for a sizable portion of America. A significant change from five years ago, when the majority of the country viewed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which spurred similar protests, as an isolated occurrence, is that 69 percent now believe that “the killing of Floyd shows a bigger problem inside law enforcement.”
Recent films that helped white viewers realize concerns about racial injustice in America could be one factor contributing to the change in perspective. Another of those movies, Ava DuVernay’s 13th, is currently available for everyone to stream for free on Netflix. George Tillman Jr., the director of The Hate U Give, is now doing the same with his movie.