At the core of Beyond The Lights is a story of how stardom can effect someone so young. Starring Minnie Drive and Belle superstar Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond The Lights centres on Noni Jean, a new award winning artists who has been groomed for stardom since she was young. Naturally, she begins to fall apart and it leads her to meet a cop who aspires to be a politician. When he saves her from suicide, they form a bond and a relationship that threatens their respective future careers. Can love overcome tensions and lead to courage?
Ok, so this may seem like every two bit romantic comedy but the opening seemed so good. What is not appreciated is that there seems to be a small vein of how love can overcome instability and a nervous breakdown.” However, as soon as you see Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker together as well as clips of them after, you’ll realise that Noni and Kaz’ (the cop) relationship is less around him curing her but him offering support for her own voice to be found. It could work as either a brilliant romantic drama or a terribly rubbish cheesy piece. Either way, Mbatha-Raw’s star looks to shine yet again and hopefully, more movies will come her way.