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Moonlight Movie Quotes

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Moonlight movie quotes bring the dialogue to the film about the life of one young man during three important phases of his life as he grows up in a rough Miami neighborhood. The drama film was written and directed by Barry Jenkins based on the book In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. After opening theatrically on October 21, 2016, Moonlight went on to earn eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture. 

In Moonlight, viewers are introduced to a young Chiron (then played by Alex Hibbert). Nicknamed Little due to his small personality and size, the boy is taken in by drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend Teresa (Janelle Monae) for a night before being returned to his abusive mother Paula (Naomie Harris). Little has just one friend, Kevin (then played by Jaden Pinter), but few else in the world. He continues to build a relationship with Juan and Teresa before a falling out when Juan sells drugs to Paula.

As a teen, Chiron (now played by Ashton Sanders) continues his friendship with Kevin (now played by Jharrel Jerome), which becomes romantic, and Teresa, though Juan has since died. His relationship with his mother is strained as she's deeply into crack cocaine. An incident with bullying involving Kevin leads Chiron to be arrested.

Some time later, Chiron (now played by Trevante Rhodes) now goes by the name Black, a nickname Kevin once gave to him. He returns to Miami to reunite with his mother, now in a drug treatment center, and Kevin, though Kevin (now played by André Holland) doesn't recognize his friend, who is now a drug dealer, as the person he once knew.

Moonlight movie quotes peek into the story portrayed in the film just like quotes from other movies do the same including for John Wick: Chapter 2, Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie, and The Comedian.  

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