- Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
'In The Heights' opens in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on June 10th, 2021.
When I first heard that this was going to be a musical, I honestly dreaded even thinking about watching it. Musicals just aren’t my thing and I am okay with that. What happened after I finished watching In the Heights honestly surprised me, I actually enjoyed it?
The songs in this movie convey the stories emotions much better than I think a regular script could ever. This was a movie full of culture and family so holding back was not an option. In order to feel this magnificent story the way it deserves to be told, you must set aside what ever negative emotions you have going in. You may honestly be surprised by how you feel at the end of it.
In the Heights is about much more than just catchy songs and flashy dances. It’s not just a story to be seen and forgotten. For many it is their reality. It is what people live every day and what is currently going on in our world. Without giving away too much, there are parts of this movie that I’m sure almost everyone can relate to and feel heard about.
If you are questioning whether or not you would like this type of movie, just go watch it. Don’t give it another thought. Go and enjoy this movie the way it deserves to be.
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Jazzlynn Myre (Contributor) is from Dallas. She's an avid gamer and watcher of anime. She usually spends her time either taking pictures of her cats, rewatching every horror movie in existence, or reading about crazy people doing crazy things.
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