In the Heights
IN THE HEIGHTS centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.
Jon M. Chu
Stephanie Beatriz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins
- "A lively adaptation of the hit Broadway musical that hits all the right notes about the beauty, challenges, and rewards of multi-cultural Latinx culture in America"
- Splash Report
- "takes off like a rocket which may make its soft landing inevitable. The story resolves neatly...but the cast and filmmakers have clearly given this their all and the musical's big, vibrant beating heart is a testament to them all."
- Reeling Reviews
- "An exuberant summer explosion of salsa-flavored sunshine, this rousing, hopeful, break-out celebration of dance, culture, storytelling and song is just the shot of feel-good we need."
- Parade Magazine
- Tribeca Film Festival