- Lin Manuel Miranda, Corey Hawkins, Stephanie Beatriz
- June 18th 2021
- Jon M Chu
In the Heights is an ambitious and vibrant musical which follows a close-knit community as they try to achieve their dreams.
The big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical has finally arrived.
In the Heights tells the story of a close-knit community of predominantly Latinx people in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of New York, with the film centring on Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), a bodega owner who dreams of returning home to the Dominican Republic and opening a bar on the beach.
The film also follows his love interest Vanessa (Melissa Barrera), who dreams of being a fashion designer, Nina (Leslie Grace), who returns home after dropping out of Stanford University, and her love interest Benny (Corey Hawkins).
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu deserves praise for giving audiences an ambitious, vibrant, and entertaining musical celebration of life, heritage, and community, filmed within the heart of the neighbourhood itself.
It is extremely loyal to the stage production, is a huge step forward for Latinx representation on film, and focuses on the...