If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Movie Review and Cast


If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama film. The movie is written and directed by Barry Jenkins. It is based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. The film stars incl KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King.

If Beale Street Could Talk film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on the 9th of September 2018. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on the 14th of December 2018 by Annapurna Pictures.

If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Cast

  • KiKi Layne as Clementine
  • Milanni Mines as Young Clementine
  • Stephan James as Alonzo
  • Ethan Barrett as Young Alonzo
  • Regina King as Sharon Rivers
  • Teyonah Parris as Ernestine Rivers
  • Colman Domingo as Joseph Rivers
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Daniel Carty
  • Ed Skrein as Officer Bell
  • Emily Rios as Victoria Rogers
  • Michael Beach as Frank Hunt
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Mrs. Hunt
  • Ebony Obsidian as Adrienne Hunt
  • Dominique Thorne as Sheila Hunt
  • Finn Wittrock as Hayward
  • Diego Luna as Pedrocito
  • Pedro Pascal as Pietro Alvarez
  • Dave Franco as Levy

If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Plot

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This movie follows Tish who is a newly engaged Harlem woman. She races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while was carrying their first born child. If Beale Street could talk movie is about the celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.


If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Overview

Directed byBarry Jenkins
Produced by
  • Megan Ellison
  • Dede Gardner
  • Jeremy Kleiner
  • Adele Romanski
  • Sara Murphy
  • Barry Jenkins
Screenplay byBarry Jenkins
Based onIf Beale Street Could Talk
by James Baldwin
  • KiKi Layne
  • Stephan James
  • Colman Domingo
  • Teyonah Parris
  • Michael Beach
  • Dave Franco
  • Diego Luna
  • Pedro Pascal
  • Emily Rios
  • Ed Skrein
  • Finn Wittrock
  • Brian Tyree Henry
  • Regina King
Music byNicholas Britell
CinematographyJames Laxton
Edited by
  • Joi McMillon
  • Nat Sanders
  • Plan B Entertainment
  • Pastel Productions
Distributed byAnnapurna Pictures
Release date
  • September 9, 2018 (TIFF)
  • December 14, 2018(United States)
Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million