Genre:  Drama, Romance | Running Time:  110 min.
Release date: October 28, 2016 - Toronto
November 4, 2016 - Montréal, Vancouver
November 11, 2016 - Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg
DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital: February 28, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.07
based on 244 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali


Set in Miami, Moonlight follows the story of a young boy named Chiron through three phases of his life. As a kid, he is nicknamed Little (Alex Hibbert) and lives with his drug-addicted mother (Naomie Harris). He is seen running away from school bullies and meets drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali), who mentors him and invites him into the home that he shares with his girlfriend Theresa (Janelle Monae).

As a teenager, Chiron (Ashton Sanders) continues to be bullied at school. He questions his sexuality as he spends time with Kevin (Jharrel Jerome). Ten years later, Chiron, now referred to as Black (Trevante Rhodes), is a changed man on the outside. He looks tough but is still the same emotional kid. Old feelings come back when he reunites with Kevin (Andre Holland).

Director: Barry Jenkins
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Dede Gardner, Adele Romanski, Jeremy Kleiner
Screenplay: Barry Jenkins
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  • 1 star "boring ,boring,boring!!"
  • 4 stars "I feel that this would have been more deserving of Best Picture, but that's just me."
  • 1 star "Whenever I look at my watch several times during a movie and keep asking myself when the story is going to start is when I know I'm looking at a boring movie. The acting was great but a good movie is not just about the acting."