I was saddened to learn of screenwriter Audrey Wells' death and I had this lined up to see. Amandla Stenberg gives a great performance as Starr Carter, caught up in two worlds: her life in an African American community and her life at prep school. The film is way better than the trailer. All of the supporting characters are solid as well. The social injustice portrayed is definitely dramatized. However, it uses real examples of people who were unjustly killed including Emmett Till and Sandra Bland. It upsetting to know that police brutality exists, but refreshing to know that young people will stand up to it and fight it until it stops.
Some non-vegan foods are featured.
There is also extreme violence toward humans in this film.