“If Beale Street Could Talk” quotes

(2018)
Movie If Beale Street Could Talk
Title If Beale Street Could Talk
Year 2018
Director Barry Jenkins
Genre Drama, Romance
Plot – Tish, a young lady from Harlem, falls in love with Fonny. Their relationship seems to go great until Fonny gets arrested with the accusation of having raped a woman. Tish, who is pregnant, will race the clock in order to prove Fonny’s innocence before the birth of their child.
All actors – KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Ethan Barrett, Milanni Mines, Ebony Obsidian, Dominique Thorne, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Diego Luna, Emily Rios, Ed Skrein, Finn Wittrock, Brian Tyree Henry, Carl Parker, Shabazz Ray, Michael Warner, Dave Franco, Bobby Conte Thornton, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Carla De La Hoz, Marien Zagarella, Aurora Collado, Kaden Byrd, , Avondre E.D. Beverley, Marko Caka, Danny Freeman, Darryl Reuben Hall, Anthony Linzalone, Faith Logan, Ronnie Magri, Doris McCarthy, Sam Moko, Pedro Pascal
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  • “This is a sacrament. And no, I ain't lost my mind. We are drinking to new life.”
    Regina King - Sharon Rivers
  • “- Fonny: Do you like me? I mean, when I make love to you? Did you like it?
    - Tish Rivers: You just want to hear me say it.
    - Fonny: So?
    - Tish Rivers: So what?
    - Fonny: So why don't you go ahead and say it?”

    Stephan James - Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
    KiKi Layne - Tish Rivers
  • “- Fonny: I'm really gonna have to figure out a way of getting some bread together and getting the fuck out of this country.
    - Daniel Carty: Oh yeah! How you gonna do that?
    - Fonny: [pause] I don't know yet. Tish can't swim.”

    Stephan James - Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
    Brian Tyree Henry - Daniel Carty
    [Tag:escape]
  • “- Tish Rivers: You ready for this?
    - Fonny: I've never been more ready for anything in my whole life.”

    KiKi Layne - Tish Rivers
    Stephan James - Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
    [Tag:pregnancy]
  • “- Adrienne Hunt: Who is going to raise this baby?
    - Tish Rivers: I am, you dried-up yellow cunt!”

    Ebony Obsidian - Adrienne Hunt
    KiKi Layne - Tish Rivers
    [Tag:motherhood]
  • “I hope that nobody has ever had to look at anybody they love through glass.”
    KiKi Layne - Tish Rivers
    [Tag:love, prison]
  • I guess you call your lustful action love. I don't. I always knew you'd be the destruction of my son. The Bible says, "Put to death therefore all that is earthly in you. Sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, covetousness." That child was born of sin, and the HolyGhost is gon' cause it to shrivel in your womb.

    Aunjanue Ellis - Mrs. Hunt
    [Tag:love, pregnancy, ruin]
  • “- Tish Rivers: You all right?
    - Fonny: Me? I'm not the one who just got punched by a midget inside they belly.”

    KiKi Layne - Tish Rivers
    Stephan James - Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
    [Tag:health, pregnancy]
  • “I can believe you're that malicious, but I cannot believe you're that stupid.”

    Ebony Obsidian - Adrienne Hunt
    [Tag:malice, stupidity]
  • “Who do you funky niggas think you are?”
    Ebony Obsidian - Adrienne Hunt
    [Tag:ethnicity, racism]
  • “I'm just my mother's son. Sometimes that's all that makes the difference between us and them.”
    Dave Franco - Levy
    [Tag:diversity, son]
  • “- Fonny: It don't seem to me like there's a reason to treat two Negroes so nicely. I mean, clearly we ain't got a pot nor much of a drink to make piss with. Pardon my French.
    - Levy: Look, man, with me it's pretty simple. I dig people who love each other. Black, white. Green, purple. It doesn't even matter to me. Just spread the love, you know?”

    Stephan James - Alonzo 'Fonny' Hunt
    Dave Franco - Levy
  • “- Mrs. Hunt: I hope you're proud how you raised your daughters. My girls ain't gon' be bringing no bastards home to feed. I can tell you that!
    - Ernestine Rivers: That's because won't nobody fuck 'em.”

    Aunjanue Ellis - Mrs. Hunt
    Teyonah Parris - Ernestine Rivers
  • “That child that's coming, that's your grandchild. I don't understand you. It's your grandchild. What difference does it make how it gets here. The child ain't got nothin' to do with that. Ain't none of us got nothing to do with that!”

    Regina King - Sharon Rivers
    [Tag:birth, parenthood, son]
  • “Unbow your head, sister.”
    Teyonah Parris - Ernestine Rivers
    [Tag:relaxing]
  • “I don't want to sound foolish, but remember love is what brought you here. And if you've trusted love this far, don't panic now. Trust it all the way.”

    Regina King - Sharon Rivers
    [Tag:fear, love]
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