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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,947,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,885,818
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2.35 : 1
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Tris is aged 16 and is played by Shailene Woodley who is 23. Four is 18 in the book, but played by Theo James who is 28 See more »

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Tris' ear is cut and left bleeding by knife thrown by Four. However, when she meets Jeanine shortly afterwards there is no mark or scar but the cut reappears later when she fights Peter. 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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Perfect Storm
16 April 2014 | by cjgraysoSee all my reviews

This is perfect storm of bad movie making: a stupid story, bad acting and bad directing. Who is ultimately to blame? Money grubbing CEO's. Who else?

Thanks to the mega-success of the Hunger Games and Harry Potter, Hollywood's scouring young adult books, like some pedophile in a playground, looking for new material to get their greasy hands on.

Divergent is one of those series. I've not read the books, but in the movie, you belong to one of 5 factions. Our heroine does not - she's divergent - and that apparently frightens the powers that be.

Why? Because individualism is seen as a threat. In much the way independent film makers are perceived a threat in Hollywood.

What follows is one inane, dumb, idiotic scene after another. I was rolling my eyes most of the time or laughing out loud at some of the nonsense I was watching. I almost got up to leave, but it was like watching a train wreck. That would be more entertaining.


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