'Beyond the Lights,' movie review

November 13, 2014 6:26 PM

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A soapy plot comes with powerful themes and a beautiful performance by Gugu Mbatha-Raw in story of superstar singer and her rescuer

Look past the generic title, the melodramatic premise and even how “Beyond the Lights” is basically a soapy update of “The Bodyguard.” This unusually intelligent crowd-pleaser is welcome proof that quality filmmaking needn’t be limited by subject, audience or budget.

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