Fruitvale Station (2013)


Fruitvale-Station“I’m good, I’m good, I’m gonna be good” – Oscar Grant

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Dec 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A day in the life of Oscar Grant as he meets with friends and family prior to New Years Eve 2009. Based on a true story.

My Take on it – I didn’t know anything about this movie before I saw it and was pleasantly surprised that it was such an interesting and compelling story.

The movie is powerful but since the narrative is a”day in the life” it loses some of it’s power along the way since the drama and storyline go up and down like a roller coaster at high speeds.  This essentially is where the movie falters since many parts of the movie deal with banal “normal” personal conversations that don’t add much to the story, but rather reveal to us more and more about the life of Grant up to that day.

I am actually interested in knowing how much of the story is real and how much is fiction.

Bottom Line – Powerful movie, but the plot is somewhat lacking since it’s a “day in the life”. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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