Friday, January 13, 2017

Fences with Viola Davis and Denzel Washington

While Viola Davis and Denzel Washington give powerful acting performances the story loses its meaning and depth the last hour of the movie. The theme is an African-American working class family in the 1950s. The film early on is excellent with elements of economic struggle, survival and challenges within the family, notably Denzel Washington's internal struggles. Later, however, the story transitions abruptly and wholly to those internal struggles and the deep themes of the movie fall by the wayside. However, as a whole, it is worth seeing in the theater. Enjoy.

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