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Movie of the Month: The Hate U Give

  • Drama
  • Extracurricular
  • Fall
  • Movie of the Month
Written by: Faith Wardwell '21


With the weather getting colder, one of the best things to do during the fall is going to the movies with friends and family. In need of a movie suggestion? “The Hate U Give” is a phenomenal movie addressing many problems that our society faces today. This film follows Starr Carter, a teenage girl struggling with the shooting of one of her childhood friends by a white police officer. Starr, who is played by Amanda Stenberg, struggles to find her voice and use it to elicit change in this society. The movie, based off of the young adult novel written by Angie Thomas, confronts the recent controversial topics of police brutality and sheds light on the Black Lives Matter movement. It is able to bring significant issues to the forefront of our thinking so that they can be discussed and understood.

Although “The Hate U Give” has only been out for a short amount of time, it has already been suggested as a possible nominee for next year’s Academy Awards. It has received rave reviews from outlets such as the Washington Post who says it, “defies expectation at every turn”. “The Hate U Give is one of the most influential movies released this month, and is a must-see for all.