Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
I have actually read bad reviews of this movie. People say it is too slow and boring. That is there just too much dialogue in the first half of the movie. Do people not know what a drama is? There is a lot of talking in a drama. There are not much action at all in dramas, no explosions. Hello!
You can tell that this was originally a play, since the cast was so small, and the movie took place main in the house. This play made a wonderful movie. It was very entertaining and emotional. It is not a sad movie at all. There is just some real tough emotional arguments that steal the whole movie.
Denzel Washington was great at directing this movie, but he was great in starring in this movie as well. It is hard to see him as a bad man in a movie. He did it the movie Flight. You hated him in it, but in this movie, it was worse. He was being bad to his family. That just makes it all worst. Viola Davis delivered the best performance that I had seen last year, maybe even the past few years. She can really bring on the tears when needed. It was her lines that really drove the movie home emotionally. She needs to get that golden statue for this movie. The rest of the cast was great. The movie had such a natural flow and feeling to it, that it seemed as if you really were looking into a family's private life. Nothing acted as if it was well rehearsed.
I thought this was a great movie. It is a movie that the family can watch, as long as they can understand what is going on in the movie. It deserves all of the awards that it receives, and I hope that is many. See it. Enjoy.
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