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Antwone Fisher

FIGHT FEAR. FACE TRUTH. EMBRACE LIFE.

antwonefisherYoung seaman Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke) keeps getting into fights; a Navy shrink (Denzel Washington) tries to understand what makes him tick.Ā Washingtonā€™s directing debut looks like the movies he usually appears in. Itā€™s a solid, sentimental drama that knows how to be compelling without artsy camera work. The director is also generous enough to let a newcomer dominate the screen; he’s just there as the shrink to lend Luke support. Step by step we learn more about Antwone and the troubled childhood that has shaped him. Results are believable and emotional; a well-acted drama, but it falls short of greatness.

2002-U.S. 120 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Denzel Washington. Screenplay, Book: Antwone Fisher. Cast: Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher), Denzel Washington (Jerome Davenport), Joy Bryant (Cheryl Smolley), Salli Richardson, Earl Billings, Kevin Connollyā€¦ Viola Davis. Cameo: James Brolin.

Trivia: Co-produced by Washington.

 

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