In The Heights Movie Review #InTheHeightsMovie

8 Jun

My family and I were invited to a early screening of In The Heights and couldn’t wait for showtime. As soon as it started I was already clapping, singing and dancing in my seat. It’s like being at an actual Broadway play. You just want to get up out your seat and join in on the fun. That’s the kind of block party I like (one big happy community).

I didn’t grow up in Washington Heights but wasn’t far. I grew up in Harlem and it’s good when your neighbors all know each other, everyone in the Dominican beauty salon knows me and know that I only let one person style me and my daughter hair, the bodegas know how I like my coffee and my son’s favorite sandwich and the little elderly ladies are your Abuelas. I have a neighbor who always shares plates of her amazing dinners with us and one neighbor who we hold their packages for and vice versa and another neighbor who always calls and check in on us while giving encouraging words about how she’s watched my sister and I become the beautiful, strong women that we are and how I’ve raised four beautiful, amazing children. We do her grocery shopping and make meals for her. She reminds me of my abuela. My American community is strong, friendly and caring. We have yearly block parties but I wish we could all do a dance routine one day (lol). I miss the elderly ones who have moved or passed away but the new neighbors aren’t bad. We look out for each other and that’s what make this neighborhood a great one.

I wish I could have seen In The Heights on Broadway but I’m so glad this is in the big screen in the theaters or in the comfort of your house. Just make sure to turn it up and stand up and dance if you’re home. I’m gonna get the soundtrack.

In The Heights is a celebration of Latino culture featuring and entire Latino cast including Anthony Ramos (who plays Usnavi DeLa Vega), Melissa Barrera (who plays Vanessa), Leslie Grace (who plays Nina), Olga Merediz (who plays Abuela Claudia), Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Dascha Polanco, Jimmy Smiths, Marc Anthony and Corey Hawkins (who plays Benny). If you saw the original play on Broadway keep an eye out for cameos from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson. Also look out for the restaurant Floridita. They have amazing Cuban food.

FUN FACTS: Miranda began writing In the Heights as a sophomore at Wesleyan College, and later collaborated with playwright Hudes on the musical book. In the Heights went on to become an off-Broadway musical before it premiered on Broadway in 2008. After a year-long delay due to the pandemic, the movie version is finally coming out, both in theaters and on HBO Max, on June 10.

The Perez family gives this movie 10 stars and an award for best musical/film. We loved it and will see it again and support our Latinos and American family. Please go In The Heights with family, friends or alone if you choose. You will absolutely love it. I danced, singed, laughed, cried and laughed some more. Follow on social here:

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In The HeightsScreening
In The Heights Screening
In The Heights Screening

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. My family and I were invited to attend the screening of In The Heights and opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you Warner Bros Pictures.

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