Netflix’s latest title is a coming of age movie about the relationship between a father and son. A family drama that is placed in an urban setting, Concrete Cowboy is helmed by first-time director, Ricky Staub, and it’s insane to see how he managed to bring together such an incredible cast.
It has Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin, Moonlight’s Jharrel Jerome, and the incomparable Idris Elba. The family lives in the heart of Philadelphia and is inspired by real life events.
The story is simple yet empowering. Cole (McLaughlin) has gotten expelled from school after getting into yet another fight – his mother picks him up and drops him off to his father’s stoop. The father, played by Idris, is still living his bachelor days and has a horse, so the entire place smells like hay.
The fridge has nothing edible but some beers and soda to go. Basically, the kid is now out of his comfort zone, as the place doesn’t seem like the kind of place people should be living in – let alone with animals.
Alba, of course, is your go-to charismatic guy who finds several key moments to tutor his son about life. The entire scenery seems authentic with no artificial elements to cover true beauty.
Look, the movie was a bit clichéd, we can’t lie, but it had some rich moments that offer metaphorical value. Dan Walser co-wrote the movie with Straub, and it seems like a good partnership, as everything blended smoothly.
The movie shows us an all-rounded picture – there are several triumphs and failures and there are also moments to laugh and moment to cry over. The script seems a bit dragged at the end, but it’s your usual slice of life dramedy that will hold everything together in the climax. The characters are warm and relatable, and they seem genuine and rooted to the crux of the story (well played by Concrete Cowboy cast).
There are so many reactions and memes that have come out of this movie, and so the fans couldn’t stop themselves from sharing them online. Check out our favorite fans reactions and our top 20 viral memes and reactions from Concrete Cowboy!
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I’m SO hype! People don’t believe me when I tell them I grew up in West Philly right across the street from a horse stable.— CiCi Adams🌸 (@CiCiAdams_) April 2, 2021
I’m so glad Black “cowboys” in Philly are getting their shine!
Idris Elba stars in a tale of Black urban cowboys - Vox https://t.co/mCihL23UVs
Saddle up 🐎 A few of our favorite polaroids on set of Concrete Cowboy, a new film now on Netflix.— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) April 2, 2021
📷: Aaron Ricketts pic.twitter.com/60QPBZHoL5
Good boy Boo 😭 #ConcreteCowboy pic.twitter.com/WkZT52ZSIx— Caleb McLaughlin (@calebmclaughlin) April 3, 2021
God really woke up one morning and said “Let there be Idris Elba” and I will forever praise God for it. #ConcreteCowboy pic.twitter.com/s360X6BpTn— Jessica Fyre 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) April 3, 2021
i watch #ConcreteCowboy for the plot pic.twitter.com/XR7rs4BpaX— angella (@wolfzrds) April 2, 2021
We ride at dawn 🐎 #ConcreteCowboy pic.twitter.com/pNz9unKm32— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 1, 2021
Me 10 minutes into Concrete Cowboy #ConcreteCowboyNetflix pic.twitter.com/QZWZbkFYnK— BiPolar Bear ❄️🐻 (@VandaYacht) April 3, 2021
if you enjoyed concrete cowboy, consider donating to getting a permanent stable for the real urban riders of philadelphia urban riding academy and supporting their goal of preserving the history and culture of black urban cowboys in philly! https://t.co/2cQfZon1Cs https://t.co/O0NPSItn3J— yas — misandrist in chief (@meIanated) April 3, 2021
CONCRETE COWBOY, a poignant story about a community of Black horseback riders in Philadelphia starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, is now on Netflix 🐎 pic.twitter.com/owPB9lCkwt— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 2, 2021
Caleb Mclaughlin is really giving us amazing performance. Can't wait to see his range over the years #ConcreteCowboy— there is a balm in Gilead (@Sharuuka) April 3, 2021
What an unexpected gem. The cast, the story, the real-life riders, and Philly as the backdrop.— Meagan THEE (Arts) Adm1nistrator (she/her) (@artobsessedTX) April 3, 2021
I grew up watching riders around the Black neighborhoods in Houston, so this reminded me of home. 💙💙💙 #ConcreteCowboy https://t.co/SQvIG7QRwB
I'm not saying I'm watching #ConcreteCowboy for Idris Elba but I'm not saying I'm not watching Concrete Cowboy for Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/0wDiVBzAyP— NetflixSA (@NetflixSA) April 3, 2021
It’s on and poppin’ this Friday. Ride out with me, @idriselba , @calebmclaughlin , @byronbowers , @LPToussaint , and @methodman in Concrete Cowboy on Netflix, April 2 pic.twitter.com/3Oz8rJTFtb— Jharrel Jerome (@JharrelJerome) April 1, 2021
Forever rooting for these two! @CalebMcLaughlin and @JharrelJerome are cousins in #ConcreteCowboy but they feel like family here on #BetweenTwoFaves pic.twitter.com/hoQdsBwxXL— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 2, 2021