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A sailor with an explosive attitude is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist about his volatile temper. Little did he know that his first step into the doctor's office would lead him on a journey home. He finds the courage to stop fighting and start healing. Only then can he call on the family he never knew and come to terms with the one he knew all too well.
Drama - A powerful drama with saddening looks at child abuse and neglect.
This movie runs you through many emotions. Ladies you'll want to
bring a tissue. The tears will come from heartwarming feel-good
moments so it's a very uplifting story of overcoming all that life
can throw at you.
PROFANITY: 3 F-words, 3 S-words, 5 A-words. Just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Implied sexual activity. No nudity. Not graphic. VIOLENCE: Some disturbing child abuse violence and fist fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: None COMEDY: Several mildly funny situations but otherwise an intense story.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Just as I predicted, these are some extremely high opinions! When nearly everyone rates it either "Excellent" or "Fantastic," IT'S A MUST SEE MOVIE!
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This is a very powerful drama that's simply outstanding! If you enjoy movies that run you through many emotions (happy, sad, angry, uplifting, proud) and leave you feeling good, you'll love "Antwone Fisher." I predict the opinions will come in extremely high from most adult moviegoers. It's probably not a movie young teens will enjoy because there's not any action. If you enjoyed the movie "Men of Honor," you'll no doubt enjoy "Antwone Fisher" very much. I highly recommend that you read the production notes for this movie. They tell how this interesting story came to be made into a movie. It's very interesting.
A sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Derek Luke) is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) about his volatile temper. Little did he know that his first step into the doctor's office would lead him on a journey home. With the support of the doctor, who becomes more like a father than anyone Fisher has ever known, and the woman (Joy Bryant) from whom he learns how to love, Fisher finds the courage to stop fighting and start healing. Only then can he call on the family he never knew and come to terms with the one he knew all too well.