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In the Heights (2021) English Subtitles | YTS Subtitle

Movies don’t generally ask for much beyond your eyeballs and your attention span. But to truly fall into a musical sometimes you have to crack your heart open a little bit, just to let all that song and dance and bright-eyed sincerity in; cynicism doesn’t leave a lot of room for jazz hands. And there may not be a bigger cardiac rush this year than In The Heights, the Tony-winning 2008 theatrical smash perhaps best known until now as the second most important thing Lin-Manuel Miranda is famous for.

Like his now-canonized HamiltonHeights (in theaters June 11) is steeped in the joyful multiculturalism and dense syncopated wordplay that has become his signature; unlike it, the film version is both a faithful staging and a full-blown screen extravaganza of its own design. That’s due at least in part to director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), who sets his gorgeous young cast loose in a New York City where dazzling bits of magical realism — a gravity-defying waltz up the side of a building, a Bollywood-meet-Busby-Berkeley sequence at a municipal pool — live alongside the starker realities of life in the predominately Latinx Washington Heights.

It’s also home to Usnavi (an extraordinary Anthony Ramos), who has spent years running the bodega his late parents left behind, even as he dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic he only knew as a child. Until then he has his childhood friends Benny (Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins) and Nina (Leslie Grace); Sonny (Gregory Diaz IV), the Gumby-limbed teenage employee he protects like a father and heckles like a baby brother; and the teasing promise of romance with a local beauty named Vanessa

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