02 Sep 2020 09:03:26
This isn't a recent film; 5 or more years old already. But just watched it, and man, how did I miss this in the first place.

Fences, stars Denzel Washington, pretty much centered around Denzel's character and his family, and the conflicts they are facing; from being poor, to his brother mentally impaired causing problems, proud of his younger life but denied his son chances to do something better but instead wanted his son to work to help the family, had an affair, and a few others. It's a truly moving and powerful film. At first I really thought this film is based on a true story, a biography or some sort. I googled it and actually it is not. Its actually even directed by Denzel himself.

A great film. It's Denzel's, so it's not really a surprise.

{Ed001's Note - I have seen that listed many times but never got round to watching it. I will have to make the time to see it based on your review. The name just never made me think 'I want to see it'.}

1.) 02 Sep 2020
02 Sep 2020 10:51:20
Fences isn't one fancy title, I agree Ed01. It doesn't tell you anything, or not even trying to attract anyone. Fences is actually part of the film though, literally and metaphorically as well.

Denzel's character isn't really a character that you'd love, but the way he (and other characters) pulls you into it emotionally - you will feel angry, you will feel pity, and then sad - it is so moving.

Now I sound like a salesman, trying to sell you a copy of a DVD.

{Ed001's Note - the next time I see it listed as on I will make sure to check it out.}