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(2019) (Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith) (R)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme

Dramatic Thriller: A couple on their first date end up on the run when the man kills a cop in self-defense during a routine traffic stop.
Earnest Hines, a.k.a. Slim (DANIEL KALUUYA), and Angela Johnson, a.k.a. Queen (JODIE TURNER-SMITH), are concluding their last-minute first date when they're pulled over by a white cop for a routine traffic stop. But the cop oversteps what he can legally do and ends up pulling his handgun on Earnest before shooting Angela in the leg when she tries to intervene. Earnest then fights with the cop and eventually grabs the gun and shoots the cop dead. Despite (or due to) being a defense lawyer, Angela tells Earnest they must flee the scene, knowing what the police and legal system will do to a black man for killing a white cop.

After kidnapping and then stealing a truck belonging to off-duty Sheriff Edgar (BENITO MARTINEZ), Angela proposes that they drive to New Orleans to see her estranged uncle, Earl (BOKEEM WOODBINE), who keeps the company of sex workers like Goddess (INDYA MOORE) and Naomi (MELANIE HALFKENNY), and might be able to help them.

He eventually sends them on their way to meet his former war buddy and that man's wife, Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd (FLEA and CHLOň SEVIGNY), and along the way they come to realize that they've become iconic hero figures in the eyes of many in the black community. That includes teenager Junior (JAHI DI'ALLO WINSTON) who's so moved by meeting them that he joins an anti-police protest.

Uncomfortable with that status and becoming an actual couple due to being stuck in their predicament, Earnest and Angela do what they can to avoid the police, all while hoping they can get to a person who will be able to fly them to the safety of Cuba.

It's possible some teens might be drawn in by the plot of a black couple being iconic heroes for killing a bad cop in self-defense.
For violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use.

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