Antwone Fisher (2002)


“It don’t matter what you tried to do, you couldn’t destroy me! I’m still standing! I’m still strong! And I always will be.” – Antwone Fisher

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A young sailor with an attitude problem is sent to see a Naval psychiatrist in order to help him work out his anger issues.

My Take on it – This is a film that I never got around to seeing even though I had heard about it.

Upon watching it, I was amazed at how interesting and engaging this story was.

The way that the film lets us reflect on our lives and make us look at what we believe we are isn’t always what destiny has in store for us.

The story is told quite well and we get to see how a character can find themselves in a place where they are unhappy and not content but when they are surrounded by loving friends and family, things can turn around and help them find the spark that will ignite the happiness that they can move forward with.

This isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do, but through hard work and perseverance accompanied by love, this story shows the possibility.

Denzel Washington does a nice job in the role of mentor in this film and in addition to acting in it, he also directed the film in a way that makes it quite moving.

Derek :Luke is also great here and shows how much range he has as an actor with such a complex role that changes over the course of the film.

This is a movie that takes us into some very dark places, but through those difficult images, it allows us (and the characters) to see the light at the end of the tunnel which can make such a huge difference along the way.

Bottom Line – Interesting story that touches upon what we make of ourselves to believe and where destiny can take us. The story is told quite well and allows us to see how a person can find themselves in a place where they are unhappy with the way things have led them to that place and how via hard work and love from those around them, they can make a change in order to discover the spark of happiness that can move them forward. Washington is quite good in the role of mentor in this film and does a stellar job directing this film. Luke tho steals the show as Fisher and is able to show the kind of acting range that he has.  The story takes us to some very dark places, but that helps make us and the characters eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel which can make all the difference along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – De’aundre Bonds was initially given a role in the film. On the night that he learned he was awarded the role, he attended a family celebration, and was involved in an altercation with his aunt’s boyfriend. The altercation ended with Bonds stabbing the man to death. He was sentenced to eleven years in prison. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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