IN THE HEIGHTS
Review: A New York City bodega owner Usnavi, saves every penny as he imagines and dreams about a better life in the Dominican Republic.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Actors: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits, Gregory Diaz IV, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Noah Catala, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mateo Gomez, Marc Anthony, Patrick Page, Olivia Perez, Analia Gomez and Dean Scott Vazquez
Genre: Drama, Musical and Romance
The first half of this film I really enjoyed. After that I found it was slowly deteriorating. I enjoyed the dancing and I thought that was all very well done and choreographed. I almost felt there was too much going on and too much that the director wanted to portray in this film. If they had just stuck to one basic theme then I think it would have worked better. Also, I did find this film far too long, stretching it out to 2 hours 23 minutes. The themes in this include community, culture, gentrification and having an identity.