Beyond the Lights

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: November 14, 2014 - Toronto - November 14, 2014 - Toronto
DVD: February 24, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.60
based on 20 votes and 14 reviews
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Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Aisha Hinds


Up-and-coming young recording artist Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) struggles with the pressures of her newfound success. One night, she climbs out on her hotel balcony with the intent to jump. Police officer Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker), who is assigned to watch her door, rushes to stop her. He convinces Noni not to jump, but the media has already caught wind of the story. A suicide attempt at this point in her career could turn the public against her, ending her bright future.

Kaz is asked about Noni's suicide attempt and he protects her, going along with her story that she had to much to drink and was just trying to wave hello to her fans below. Kaz and Noni fall in love, but the pressures of her career threaten to drive a wedge between them.

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stephanie Allain, Ryan Kavanaugh
Studio: Entertainment One
Screenplay: Gina Prince-Bythewood

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  • 5 stars "Great movie, enjoyed it very much for a "chick flick" predictable yes!"
  • 5 stars "This movie is AMAZING!!! It needs to be noticed a lot more, it deserves it! This is not just a love story but it's also a self-discovery and finding identity movie. The movie is just the best and it is one of my favorites, I recommend it to anyone an everyone!"
  • 5 stars "I just loved...loved...loved this movie...One of my favorites....Kaz??Noni..They had the greastest chemistry in this movie...??????????"