Beyond the Lights(in Hollywood Movies) Beyond the Lights (2014) - Download Movie for mobile in best quality 3gp and mp4 format. Also stream Beyond the Lights on your mobile, tablets and ipads
Plot: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. Runtime: 116 mins Release Date: 14 Nov 2014
LOVED IT! Can't get this story off my mind. (by whocanfind-379-485123)
This movie from start to finish was nothing short of amazing. Very here and now. Very real. Gugu and Nate Parker gives an exceptional performance in their roles. Even though I come from a very different life than Noni, I could relate to her feelings of not being seen or heard. I found myself feeling sorry for Noni, but wanting her so desperately to rise above all of it and find her own voice and embrace herself. I so appreciate how Gugu caused me as the viewer to feel every scene as if I am right there. I hope she continues to make great films. She was amazing in "Belle" and she <more>
surely did not disappoint in this one. Great job cast, writers, directors and producers of this film! I definitely plan to add this one to my video library when it comes out on DVD.
Not my genre but still thoroughly enjoyed it (by a_sad_cow)
With the low IMDb rating, pop culture and romance, I was thoroughly expecting overused tropes, bad acting, and marginal writing. What I got was the complete opposite. I am not a fan of pop culture or romance movies but somehow these characters became very real for me.In particular, I am impressed with the director's discipline. There are so many overused tropes that could easily have dominated the screen time. Instead, she hits her points and moves on.The supporting cast was particularly impressive for their sheer believability. Hollywood too often takes the liberty "it's only a <more>
movie" or "it's Hollywood, we can totally do whatever". Instead, they stayed true.This movie will go in my Blu-Ray collection when it finally comes out. The subtleties are impressive and worth revisiting. This is the second movie with a primarily romantic focus to achieve that honor. The first is True Romance.
I had a chance to see the screening of Beyond the Lights a few weeks ago in Tallahassee, Fl. This movie was a breath of fresh air. I haven't seen a complete love story that I can relate to in one way or another. This movie was very realistic and was very relate-able.The movie walked you through Noni's life from the time she was a child to the time she was an artist. It made you feel as if you were in that moment with her. There were some parts of the movie that made you smile and cheer and then the note so happy moments - all the emotions needed when viewing a great movie.The writer <more>
Gina Bythewood and Nate Parker were at the screening and participated in a Questions and Answers session after the movie screening. I really appreciate the interaction with the viewers and the ability to answer every single question in great depth. I am still impressed. Go out and support this movie. You will not be disappointed.
I had never heard of this movie before a colleague recommended it and even then, had no intention of watching it. I was bored and watched it and MY OH MY was I pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I thought it would be a cheesy movie but the story and actors were extremely believable. The addition of realistic award show backdrops added to the current condition of the music industry psyche. Soundtrack was lovely and I enjoyed hearing a current Amel Larrieux jam during such a touching scene. Sidenote: Check out Ice Cream Every Day for more Amel gems! I HIGHLY recommend this movie to <more>
anyone interested in a combination of a love story and music. And if this helps, I wouldn't describe this as a chick flick at all - it has a universal appeal to anyone who stays current with the industry and knows how it can steal souls.
It's Always About Staying True To Yourself (by MovieAddicted-531)
Beyond the Lights is a wonderful, magical movie, which shows how important is to not loose the right ''track'' in life. Actors- Gugu, Nate were the key to this movie's success, there's no doubt. Their portraying of the main characters couldn't be better. Although it was mostly about ''Kaz's'' and ''Noni's'' relationship, I was more focused on the main protagonist's past during the movie, what made the protagonist into famous, yet, unhappy singer. When I started to watch movie, I saw Noni's cover performance of <more>
Simone's ''Blackbird'', which made me realize, how deep this movie is going to be. I wasn't wrong. Her mom, Macy Minnie Driver , with her only daughter wandering, in the big world, on their own.''Was the journey worth at the end?''- I think it was. It tested not only her mother's mental strength, but Noni's itself as well. The problem of her big journey, probably, was the mother, who tried to do the best for her daughter, yet, she didn't realize, what kind of human she is turning her. Though both, at the end, parted their ways, I still felt that connection, what I felt at the start of the movie- connection of two lost birds, who fought together against the cruel world.At the end, we take wisdom from the movie, what we want the most. I definitely would rate this movie 9/10, because this movie showcased wonderfully such features as love, bravery and searching between what's real, and whatsoever- is not. You can work hard to achieve fame, but finding the real love and your true self takes a lot more. It takes also big courage to say, that you want to live the life like you want to, not like the big crowd, or even your closest relative- your mom.
Everything "The Bodyguard" should have been and wasn't (by mgconlan-1)
GREAT movie, one of the best recent films I've seen lately. The basic situation is reminiscent of "The Bodyguard" -- superstar singer falls in love with the man who saved her life in this story it's from a suicide attempt and the two have a touch-and-go relationship -- but this time it's done far, far better. The characters of Noni Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Kaz Nate Parker have real depth and complexity, and writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood brilliantly counterpoints their troubled relationships with their parents. Both Noni's mom MInnie Driver and Kaz's <more>
dad Danny Glover have ambitions for them that aren't always what the kids themselves want, and their struggles to get out of their parental cocoons add weight and drama to what otherwise could have been either a sappy romantic comedy or a depressing melodrama. The ending is a bit weak, but otherwise "Beyond the Lights" is a wonderful film, sensitively written, effectively directed and vividly acted. Who were the idiots at Sony who dumped this project because they didn't think Gugu Mbatha-Raw could play the female lead? She's wonderful! I caught up with this on a clearance-sale DVD and didn't have much hope for it, but I'm glad I saw it and heartily recommend it to anyone.
Self-Image And Confidence Are More Important Than Lights And Fame (by briand6465)
Saw Beyond the Lights starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, and Minnie Driver! "Noni" played by Raw grows-up with a dream to sing and when she finally gets to super-stardom, dealing with the pressures of fame, her Manager Mother "Macy Jean" played by Driver, and influences from the Rap Music Industry puts her over the edge until she meets her savior "Kaz" the cop played by Parker who puts her life back on track."Kaz" helps "Noni" retreat from her controlling manager mom, the paparazzi, and music industry to take some time to reflect upon <more>
where she came from until the very moment when her career took off. After a long struggle with her self-image, being told what to do and how to do it from her manager mother and record label, "Kaz" helps "Noni" gain the courage she needs to develop her own thoughts and voice which ultimately sets her free like a "Black Bird" to become the musical artist she was meant to be, instead of what others wanted her to be.My cinema score is 8/10! This Romantic drama Film is a great date-night movie with so many important life messages regarding self-image, being happy, love & success, so take your boo to go see it! #maverickradio
The song "Blackbird" is taken from a pirated album which is . . . (by pixrox1)
. . . considered one of the least accomplished by the late singer Nina Simone. Therefore, it is ironic during a weekend when many of pop's biggest stars are Boo-Hooing over "how little" they are paid when their songs are streamed to fans from cyberspace that the bootlegged ditty "Blackbird" would be the centerpiece of a movie about a fictional female singer trying to break away from The Machine. Doubling the sense of bittersweetness is the fact that an earlier Bio-Pic paying homage to Simone herself played recently at the Cannes Film Festival, but was NOT picked up for <more>
distribution. If you look at pictures of the Real Life Simone, you'll discover why this all seems so bogus. It's just another case of Hollywood Lookism. Simone was much darker hued than her on-screen Wannabe Noni in BEYOND THE LIGHTS, when the Mariah Carey look is all the rage today. She was also bigger-boned, and not up to all the bump-and-grinding in costumes consisting of strings and chains, to which Noni is so prone in LIGHTS. This flick essentially remakes THE BODYGUARD, which was the late Whitney Houston's zenith in 1992. Let's hope that Noni's portrayer--Gugu Raw--survives Hollywood longer than Ms. Houston did.
under-rated, magnificently flawed, makes an impact (by A_Different_Drummer)
Movies about big stars who suffer a crisis of conscience are not exactly rare, but not exactly standard fare either. My fave is PURE COUNTRY with George Strait, and I reviewed it for the IMDb.What is rare is taking that formula and mixing it into a rom-com. That involves a degree of daring on the part of the producers -- and, no coincidence, there are about a dozen individuals listed as producers in this film. That folks is courage in numbers.Even the length is daring. The flick runs almost two hours and these days only the largest production companies have the nerve, or the dollars, to go to <more>
full length.But, as I said, nerve is something this film has plenty of.Does it pay off? If you want me to tell you this is a polished gem, sorry, it is anything but.But if you are looking for something memorable and entertaining, you have come to the right place.Gugu Mbatha-Raw -- a name that is hard to forget -- really works the part. Her performance raises this film far above the current IMDb rating. She is helped by EXTRAORDINRY H&M,ie, hair & makeup, which in turn makes the transition from regular person to Rap Star all that much more startling .Minnie Driver, usually a standout, is lost here. In fact, pretty much everyone plays second fiddle to Gugu Mbatha-Raw, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.In fact, that is precisely why I recommend the film.