Did you attend last night's Secret Unlimited Screening? If so, you were among the lucky fans who got to see powerful drama The Hate U Give, adapted from the bestselling novel from Angie Thomas.
The Hunger Games and The Darkest Minds actor Amandla Stenberg leads the cast as Starr, a young black woman from an impoverished community who attends a prestigious white prep school. When her best friend is shot and killed by a white police officer, it falls to Starr to take a stand and confront the racial divisions that threaten to engulf all those around her.
So what did Unlimited members make of the movie? In the first of many ecstatic responses, here's Olivia-Rachel who lauds the acting and storyline.
Just watched The Hate You Give at @cineworld secret unlimited screening. It’s the best film I have watched this year, hands down.— Olivia-Rachel (@_Olivia_Rachel_) October 8, 2018
Gemma Summer agrees, and says the surprise choice of Unlimited screening added to the delight.
Wow what a secret screening that was @cineworld I can’t even comprehend how UNREAL that was. Such an important film with such an important message. So moving, and emotional. I cried and laughed through out 10/10 go watch it— Gemma Summer (@Disneygemyd) October 8, 2018
Jack Ghoulson compliments the acting from Stenberg and the rest of the cast.
Just left the @cineworld secret screening of The Hate U Give. What a wonderfully moving and utterly fantastic motion picture. Everyone involved should be so proud. See it as soon as you can.— Jack Ghoulson (@JFGinDigital3D) October 8, 2018
Johny Haitch is another person who says the movie is carried by its performers.
#TheHateUGive such a powerful film. So good to see films like this and blackkklansman coming out this year and so relevant. Let's hope it builds momentum when it comes out. What really blew me away was the acting, full marks for the entire cast. @filmisworthit #CineworldUnlimited— Johny Haitch (@HaythamC137) October 8, 2018
Emma Sewell says potential viewers need to steel their emotions...
#TheHateUGive had amazing source material and an incredible cast who gave their all to help produce a powerful film. Raw emotions, lots of tears (obvs), lots to leave you thinking.— Emma Sewell (@VisionInBlue) October 8, 2018
As a fan of the book, Stephanie Wright says the movie did its source material justice.
So. Much. Rage. Crying. I was aware of the book but wasn’t sure about going to see the movie. So glad I did. Thank you!— Stephanie Wright (@effiewright11) October 8, 2018
Claire Allan hails the film as a powerful slice of social commentary.
Powerful and thought provoking and opened my eyes to what happens within the black community and a must watch if you want to get an insight to what goes on #CineworldUnlimited— Claire Allan (@missclaireallan) October 8, 2018
And Daniel Green sums up the experience of watching the movie as illuminating, funny and moving – what more could you want?
Again, one of those films that I wouldn’t think to go and see, but so glad the choice was made for me. It was entertaining, thought provoking and well acted. A very serious subject which was lightened at times by humour. Thoroughly recommended.— Daniel Green (@greenydan) October 8, 2018
Thanks everyone for your responses – anyone else who was at last night's screening, tweet us @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited with your reactions. And for those who did attend, don't forget The Hate U Give is released on 22nd October.
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