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Love Beats Rhymes (2017)

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When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek ... See full summary »

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Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Asher), Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Jefferson)

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Cast

Credited cast:
John David Washington ... Mahlik
Common ... Coltrane
Hana Mae Lee ... Julie
Lorraine Toussaint ... Nichelle
Method Man ... Ref
Daniella De Jesús ... Tomboyish Latina (as Daniella De Jesus)
Arjun Gupta ... Naveen
Lucien Laviscount ... Derek
Jill Scott ... Professor Dixon
Jeremie Harris ... Matt
Craig muMs Grant ... MuMs da Schemer
Caleb Eberhardt ... Reasons
Azealia Banks Azealia Banks ... Coco
Mary Christina Brown ... Sapphire
Jin Au-Yeung ... Jin (as Jin Auyeung)
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When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice - and true love - in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount. Written by Lionsgate

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poetry | college | rap | See All (3) »

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Doesn't Have to Rhyme See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Let the Horns Play
Written by Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Garrett Barnes (as Garrett Marshall Barnes), Kurt Zimmer, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher) and Jason Rabinowitz
Performed by Kil The Giant ft. Leo Soul
Courtesy of The Math Club
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Formulaic plot doesn't spoil a great film
26 June 2019 | by uberdonkey6See all my reviews

So.. any film that starts with a rap battle is an instant turn-off for me. But this is neither a story of how life is tough in the streets, or how women are strong. Like step up movies, there is quite a formulaic plot, but unlike those films, the acting is great.. natural and simple. The lead is a good actress. The poetry and rap is good, and really gives body to the film. There is a real love of the content shown by the writers and director. I thought it was touching and made me realise myself that I was missing poetry and needed to keep expression and feeling in my life. Some famous faces in there, and erm, it just seemed to fit together well in a very satisfying way. I wanted to give it an 8, but it just doesn't have the intrigue that could be created with a better storyline. If you like art and have feelings of some type, watch the film.


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