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The Fits (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 11 January 2017 (France)
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While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

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Anna Rose Holmer

Writers:

Anna Rose Holmer, Anna Rose Holmer (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Royalty Hightower ... Toni
Alexis Neblett Alexis Neblett ... Beezy
Da'Sean Minor Da'Sean Minor ... Jermaine
Lauren Gibson Lauren Gibson ... Maia
Makyla Burnam Makyla Burnam ... Legs
Inayah Rodgers Inayah Rodgers ... Karisma
Antonio A.B. Grant Jr. Antonio A.B. Grant Jr. ... Donté
Shonte Jackson Shonte Jackson ... Madison
Mangel Moore Mangel Moore ... Diamond
Kaliyah Johnson Kaliyah Johnson ... April
Kaniyah Mack Kaniyah Mack ... Kira
Pra'mize Patterson Pra'mize Patterson ... Twin #1
Paradize Patterson Paradize Patterson ... Twin #2
Nas'jahea E. Ferguson Nas'jahea E. Ferguson ... Cateyez
Malasia Brown Malasia Brown ... Laylay
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The Fits is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni-a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is twisted. Written by The Fits

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Why fit in when you can dance to your own beat?

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Drama | Music

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This movie stars a real drill team and was filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio. See more »

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impressive film debut
17 January 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

This brief feature film debut from Anna Rose Holmer is among the most interesting and enjoyable independent films of 2016. At first, the film was a bit slow and didn't seem to be going anymore, but once the plot kicked in I was very pleased. After watching the entire film, I am grateful for the slow build up because of its moodiness and great introduction to the characters and setting. The only reason the slow moving atmosphere is a flaw in my eyes is because I thought that the whole film was going to be that plot less, and that, in the end, it would have had no climax, conflict, etc. But it does have a climax, and it does have a conflict. At its core, the film is a powerful little tale about fitting in. Its charming, beautifully filmed, and at times ingeniously unsettling.

The only real flaw was how wooden some of the child actors were. At times, certain performances kind of ruined the film's realistic vibe.However, the characters were likable and their struggles were well executed and written enough for these performances not to completely ruin the experience. But, other than that this was a really impressive little film debut that really has me believing that this first time filmmaker will be going places!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2017 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,602, 5 June 2016

Gross USA:

$166,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,236
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2.39 : 1
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