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‘In The Heights’ Was Set Up to Fail

We’re putting a great movie into a box

A scene from In The Heights featuring several characters standing on a road.
A scene from In The Heights making me terrified about incoming traffic. (Photo Credit: © 2021 Warner Bros.)

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In The Heights is a major Hollywood musical starring an overwhelmingly Latino cast. Before release, there was quite a bit of commentary comparing it to Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. Heights shares a director with Asians, but otherwise, none of those films really have anything to do with each other, except for, you…

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