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Fences
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7.2 IMDB rating
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Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Troy Maxson
Viola Davis Viola Davis
Rose Maxson
Saniyya Sidney Saniyya Sidney
Raynell
Christopher Mele Christopher Mele
Deputy Commissioner


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August Wilson August Wilson
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3 years ago at Feb 18 16:04
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Notes:
*This is adapted off a play that Denzel Washington (with Viola Davis) was actually in so that's pretty awesome.
*The original play in the 1980s had James Earl Jones in the lead!
*This is the third film directed by Denzel Washington himself and the first one I will have seen the whole thing.
*The man August Wilson who is credited for the screenplay even though he pas... read more

Fences

3 years ago at Feb 24 20:04
1 vote
Fences is a triumph of acting and for bringing the great August Wilson onto a larger stage. Wilson’s dialog and poetic sense of drama shake the screen and thunder down on you. It’s an absorbing experience of watching working class black characters struggle and the heft of tragedy you’d normally find the works of someone like Arthur Miller. These are the unseen workers that help keep society ... read more

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2 years, 9 months ago at May 21 20:26
1 vote
Honestly, I think Wilson is a little overrated. I don't think Denzel is too teathrical, I think the play is too classy even with its deep broken characters.
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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Release date: 25 December 2016
Tags: Drama (6), 2016 (6), 2010s (3), Infidelity (1), Football (1), Baseball (1), 1950s (1), Mental Illness (1), Based On Play (1), HQ (1), 00's (1), African Americans (1), Family Dynamics (1), 2017 (1), Trash Collectors (1)
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“Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Well, eventually, I wasn't disappointed, that's for sure. Basically, it is the story of an ordinary man but it doesn't mean was not interesting, in the contrary. However, in spite of the fact that he was ordinary or because he was in fact ordinary, he was also really complex and therefore quite fascinating to behold. It would be easy to judge him and the decisions he made but you have keep in mind his background and, at the end of the day, he tried his best like we all should do and the end-result was a mix of pain, pleasure, anger, bliss and frustration which is basically what life is all about. Of course, Denzel Washington should be praised as, even though he gave himself the lead role, he ” read more

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