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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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Evan Daugherty (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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 »


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

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Kate Winslet came onto production a little later than most of the other cast members. As a result, she deliberately didn't act too friendly towards them - hoping it would help with the tension whenever Jeannine was on screen. After a few days, she started being nicer. See more »

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When Tris and Four are climbing the ferris wheel, Tris's foot goes through one of the rungs on the ladder. Yet when they begin climbing again after Four steadies her, there are no rungs missing. 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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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.60 (2014) See more »

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Waiting Game
Written by Banks (as Jillian Banks) and Christopher Taylor
Performed by Banks
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By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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16 April 2014 | by david-selinSee all my reviews

Four is the name of an important character in the movie. Apparently, it stands for poor writing, poor directing, poor casting, and poor acting.

Let's start with the poor writing. Obviously this movie would be more enjoyable if one had read the book. Well, I hadn't, and therefore I was confused because the back-up story was non-existent. The movie takes place in an dystopian society. However, nobody tells what really happened to the world. Without adding any spoilers, it is hard to specify why the quality of the writing is constantly so poor, but let's just say that the story is so full of holes it looks like an emmental cheese.

Poor directing. Good directing could have compensated for the ludicrous writing, but in Divergent they seem to form an unholy alliance. The scenes lack credibility - especially the action ones. Because of this, Divergent is a movie for the children at best.

There are three characters that look somewhat the same. It took constant effort to keep on track on who is who. The absurd changing of the scenes didn't help. However, the biggest mistake of the casting crew was hiring Shailene Woodley. Sure, it is cool to see a relatively new face in a big budget movie, but there is a reason why it is so rare - they cannot act.

The previous statement takes me to the final part, which rendered this movie close to unwatchable. The actors consist of young and inexperienced actors mostly. Because of the cheesy writing and directing, their acting seems even more horrible than it already is. Again, without including any spoilers, I won't go any deeper, but just watch the so-called "chemistry" between Tris and Four... Makes you feel awkward, huh?

Finally, I want to clarify that I usually like dystopian films. In this case, I was expecting a rating of 7 or 8, so I'm still quite shocked because the movie fell below my expectations so badly. It just makes me so disappointed that this kind of budget goes to absolute waste because of these flaws I mentioned above. All in all, I wouldn't recommend this movie unless you are a big fan of the books!


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Country:

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Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,607,747, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$150,947,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,885,818
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