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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

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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Each of the "fits" were choreographed separately, and performed in front of the cast for the first time on the day of shooting. See more »

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Can't "fit" this film into a box
9 June 2016 | by ccorral419See all my reviews

Independent Director Anna Rose Holmer (Producer of Jody Lee Lipes' "Ballet 422"), along with writer Saela Davis, present a female coming of age project filled with few words, yet provocative in meaning and intention. The cast is filled with real life youth Cincinnati drill team members, featuring strong raw performances by Toni (Royalty Hightower), her cool brother Donte (Antonio A.B. Grant Jr.), and the lovable Breezy (Alexis Noblest), all who are trying to find their way in a society that has forgotten about them. Because dialogue is at a minimum here, with individual performances driving the film and dialogue delivery at times amateur, the viewing audience must make what they will out of the vague storyline presented. Unfortunately, this lazy-faire direction by Holmer leaves the film with spurts of boredom. However, when the viewing experience is over, one can't help but want to speak to someone about what was just presented. Is "The Fits" about the desire to fit in, the epidemic currently playing out in Flint Michigan, about bonding at all costs, or something completely else? While the film may be garnering a lot of attention, I heard more "C" ratings than "A" ratings at the screening I attended (including mine), and many film attendees (again including myself) were left with more questions than the film answered.


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Country:

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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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