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Divergent (2014)

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In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

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Neil Burger

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Tris
Theo James ... Four
Ashley Judd ... Natalie
Jai Courtney ... Eric
Ray Stevenson ... Marcus
Zoë Kravitz ... Christina
Miles Teller ... Peter
Tony Goldwyn ... Andrew
Ansel Elgort ... Caleb
Maggie Q ... Tori
Mekhi Phifer ... Max
Kate Winslet ... Jeanine
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Will
Christian Madsen ... Al
Amy Newbold ... Molly
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Storyline

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly peaceful society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her. Written by anonymous

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What Makes You Different, Makes You Dangerous See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Divergente See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,607,747, 23 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,947,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,885,818
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers were aware of the story's surface-level similarities to The Hunger Games, but felt that the urban world of Divergent would contrast with the rural feel of Hunger Games and help differentiate the two. See more »

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As the camera pans up the fence and looks across Chicago, it's clear that there is no fence on the far side of the city. See more »

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Beatrice 'Tris' Prior: We're lucky to be in the city. They say the war was terrible, that the rest of the world was destroyed. Our founders built the wall to keep us safe, and they divided us into five groups, factions, to keep the peace. The smart ones, the ones who value knowledge and logic, are in Erudite. They know everything. Amity farm the land. They're all about kindness and harmony, always happy. Candor value honesty and order. They tell the truth, even when you wish they wouldn't. And then ...
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A boring, sanitized version with no chemistry between the leads
24 March 2014 | by Logan-22See all my reviews

I read the trilogy (which was nothing special and kept getting more annoying each sequel), but at least the first book had some kind of * something * to it. The movie sucks. It is boring and there is very little action (and what little there was is over too fast and not very thrilling). The violence is sanitized with the only real blood being when Four nicks Tris's ear with a knife toss. The two most horrifying scenes in the book are not even included: the attempted rape of Tris by Peter's gang and the transfer girl who jumps from the train and misses the Dauntless rooftop to splat on the street below. Tris doesn't have a "save the cat" moment early on and provides no real reason to ever like her.

The story takes too long to get going, then the training goes on forever, only to have the ending feel rushed. Not once did I feel anyone's life was in danger. Not once did I perceive any credible romantic chemistry between Tris and Four. Not once did I laugh, cry, or feel anything but bored. And it goes on for two and a half hours! Ugh. Sure, the production values are high, but who cares if I can't relate to any of the characters or the story? It's just a dumb waste of time. I didn't hate it (only because I scored a free ticket), but have no desire to watch the sequels.

However, I'm glad Divergent made a bunch of money opening weekend to pave the way for other YA books to be adapted into films, but they need to do a better job. The reason all the recent YA adaptations tanked at the box office is because they sucked (Vampire Academy, Beautiful Creatures, City of Bones). The only decent one I can remember was Warm Bodies.


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