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Love Beats Rhymes * DVD Review

Love Beats Rhymes *  DVD Review

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Love Beats Rhymes
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2018
Run Time: 106 minutes
Genre: Musical drama
Age: 12-18
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Lionsgate
Rating: R
SMRP: $19.98
Available: Online and at local retailers

Official Synopsis:
When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice ? and true love ? in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

Special Features:
Extended Poems
Battle Rap Outtakes
Common and Jill Scott Spoken Word

This Reviewer?s Take:
In spite of the predictability of plot issues throughout the story to its end, Azealis Banks’s performance as rapper Coco Ford stands out. Love Beats Rhymes serves as a formulaic showcase for hip hop vs poetic artistry. Love Beats Rhymes plot of romance, finding self-identity and meaning in NYC reminds me of more original Saturday Night Fever disco counter-revolution.

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