In the Heights movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film’s message is outstanding. Plus there’s an excellent selection of songs within the lengthy but moving runtime. In The Heights is a really decent musical definitely for music fans, and everyone else.


In Washington Heights of New York, a sympathetic store owner saves every penny each day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

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Movie details

Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits
Writer: Quiara Alegría Hudes
Release Date (Australia): 24 June 2021
Runtime: 143 minutes/2h 23m
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish


Themes (PG)

Thematic material includes the death of a woman who implicitly died from heat stroke and references to discrimination.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes uses of mild coarse language such as the words “s**t” and “ass”, as well as “hell” and “goddamn”.

Sex (PG)

The film features several sexual references and innuendo within the lyrics of songs.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for some language and suggestive references)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Especially for the lovers of musical talents, In The Heights is an unforgettable musical lead by an outstanding message. Unless you can’t handle constant singing and dancing, add this moving powerhouse to your list! There’s also an undeniably perfect selection of songs and the runtime rolls surprisingly very smoothly for a 2-and-a-half-hour symphonic. So other than some small amounts of uninteresting material, this enjoyable movie is an excellent cinema-worthy experience.

Obviously don’t watch this movie if you hate musicals. Again, there is frequent singing but the selection of songs is amazing. Despite some slow moments, it’s very fast for a film over 2 hours, plus the dancing, acting and themes are just brilliant.

To get honest with the film’s not-so-great elements, the writing would have to be known as a little flat. Although their voices are excellent, the characters just can’t compel enough to be like other good movie personalities without the singing. The songs and momentum of In The Heights is what you will truly mainly remember, as well as the beautiful colours and eye-catching dancing. The movement, oh it’s unforgettable art.

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