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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

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:

Divergent 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

Gross USA:

$150,947,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,885,818
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miles Teller originally auditioned for the role of Four, but was told that he wasn't going to be getting the role. Months later, the producers watched The Spectacular Now (2013), and were so impressed that they called Teller and offered him the role of Eric, who is supposed to be at odds and intimidating towards the character Four. Teller turned it down because he felt that he wouldn't be able to pull off being intimidating towards Theo James. He was then offered the role of Peter, which he accepted after his friend and former co-star Shailene Woodley sent him a text asking him to accept the role so they could work together again. See more »

Goofs

In the initiation scene everybody cuts their hands with a knife and spills blood in the bowl of chosen fraction. When Tris' turn comes the bowls must be full of blood drops. But they are not. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment and Red Wagon Productions logos appear orange and semi-holographic. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Muppets Most Wanted/Divergent (2014) See more »

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I Need You
Written by Anthony Gonzalez
Performed by M83
Produced by Anthony Gonzalez and Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Courtesy of M83 Recording Inc.
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From a viewer who went to this simply to accompany his girlfriend...
20 March 2014 | by cltyler1See all my reviews

Divergent is gripping and intelligently brought to life on the big screen from the director who brought us "Limitless" and "The Illusionist." Are we seeing something of similar essence with the "Hunger Games" series? Yes. However, my personal take was that the characters were more engaging and the plot was as well in this film. Shailene is excellent at the helm, and really brings forth a convincing portrayal of a heroine battling in a world where chaos and tragedy envelope the characters. Her graceful emergence from shy personality to dominance is done artfully and really speaks to her ability as an actress. Theo James is also exceptional in the co-pilot role and almost effortlessly seems to pull off the bad boy with standards persona in a manner I haven't seen since Will Smith in his prime. The plot is high octane and especially more gritty than I first imagined. The emotion raw in intensity and empathic build. As a guy who was just going to this film to act as arm candy and a shoulder to lean on for my highly enthused girlfriend, I can write this piece while honestly saying that my eyes were glued to the screen the entirety of the film and was pleased to see this film do such an excellent job at developing both the plot and characters involved in it. Highly Recommend.


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