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
I went to see FRUITVALE STATION because of its glowing reviews. A lot of critics gave it 4 stars and called it one of the best films of the year. Well, I wouldn't go that far. it was OK, but it wasn't anything special. IMO it's a VERY simple story--not complex at all. It's essentially about a black guy who tries to do good but winds up being a tragic victim. End of story. Something you'd probably see on 60 minutes or something. I really don't know why the press is making such a big deal about this movie. Maybe because of the Zimmerman trial. If it wasn't for that, would FRUITVALE STATION be getting all this attention?!
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