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In the Heights (2021)In the Heights (2021)

In the Heights (2021)

A rousing modern musical and a vibrant celebration of Latino culture

Drama, Family, Music, Romance

7.9

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United States of America
English, Spanish
Dramatic, Emotional, Feel-Good
2021
Jon M. Chu
Anthony Ramos, Ariana Greenblatt, Christopher Jackson
143 min

Synopsis

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The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

Our Take

7.9
The Staff

Even if you aren’t familiar with the original, Tony Award-winning Broadway production from Lin-Manuel Miranda, this adaptation of In the Heights is still infused with the same infectious energy and loaded with many of the same eclectic songs. This is musical theater at its most fundamental (cheesy, us-against-the-world romance; unstoppable optimism) and also at some of its most unique—with old-school Broadway numbers mixing seamlessly with hip hop, Latin dance, and cheery 2000s pop. But beyond its music, In the Heights offers a gorgeous tapestry of stories about life in a proud immigrant community and the challenges of staying rooted to home while reaching for the stars.

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