Friday, February 26, 2016

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station is the 2013 biographical drama film made by the actor-director team of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan about 22 year old ex-con,Oscar Grant III searching for a legal way to support his family who's life was unexpectedly cut short in an act of police brutality. The overall film was decent but, the true gold of this movie is the surprise ending. I'll admit that while watching this scene, I had let out a shower of manly tears. The ending was so hard to believe because of it's close close resemblance to reality, where the good guy doesn't always win. During the first half of the film, you watch Oscar struggle with making the right decisions and gain a sense of sympathy for him. To know that the same girlfriend and daughter he struggled for will grow up without him is heart breaking but, all too real in the same sense.

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