Highly Suspect Reviews: The Hate U Give

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Starr (Amandla Stenberg) lives with her mom (Regina Hall) and dad (Russell Hornsby) in a poor, largely African-American neighborhood. But she and her brother get sent to an uptown private school that, surprise, is mostly white kids. Her two worlds both collide and shatter when she witnesses a friend (Algee Smith) get fatally shot down by a police officer during a routine traffic stop. She’s been kept sheltered from this type of thing by her parents and they manage to keep her witness status a secret, but is that what Starr wants? Directed by George Tillman Jr (Soul Food) and written by the sadly suddenly passed Audrey Wells, we found The Hate U Give to be pretty powerful. Listen to Chris, Miguel, and Alan discuss.

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