Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Michael B. Jordan
This timeless modern slapstick-format doesn't really have a plot, but is an irresistible rapid succession of independent short, comical scenes, mostly without any text, often using ... See full summary »
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. Written by
The Weinstein Company
For a film to have an agenda is not unusual and motion pictures are an excellent way to communicate a social view. Unfortunately, too often this is done in the form of a sermon which preaches excessively and only the choir appreciates it. That is the case with Fruitvale Station. Besides being a fairly amateur effort at film making, with substandard acting and production values, the script attempts to be black and white about the issues. There is little subtlety and even less insight provided. There is little if any regard for the facts of the case because the director is bent on giving his own point of view in spite of the facts. The police are depicted as totally evil and lacking any humanity. Perhaps that is the case. However, is the victim in this supposedly factual story really a saint? This film makes its agenda clear and it is quite unfortunate that such an opportunity to depict what happened that terrible night is lost when the movie turns into pure propaganda and none of the very real people involved are shown to be what they were: flawed human beings.
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