Natalie Jamieson (Bestsellers podcast, BBC Radio 1 & 2) and Genevieve Hassan (Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast) return to to Flixwatcher to review Natalie’s choice In the Heights.
In the Heights (2021) is a musical directed by Jon (Crazy Rich Asians) M. Chu and is based on the stage musical of the same name written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel (Hamilton) Miranda.
In the Heights tells the story of a community of Dominican residents of a corner of Washington Heights in New York as they follow their dreams for a better life. Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) owns a bodega and is in love with Vanessa (Melissa Barrera), who dreams of being a fashion designer but can’t get an apartment as she doesn’t have credit. Kevin who owns the local taxi firm is selling off his business to fund his daughter Nina’s (Leslie Grace) University education. But Nina has dropped out due to the racism she has experienced and doesn’t want to go back.
With a run time of 2 hours and 23 minutes In the Heights is a long film. Recommendations were very mixed, without catchy numbers and a perhaps overly complex amount of characters it is a tricky film to warm to. The runtime negatively affected the repeat viewing and engagement scores to give In the Heights an overall rating of 3.52.
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