Fruitvale Station


Fruitvale Station

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Passionate and powerfully acted, Fruitvale Station serves as a celebration of life, a condemnation of death, and a triumph for star Michael B. Jordan.



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Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core. (c) Weinstein


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  • Nov 30, 2015
    Very good film. Excellent acting all around. Definitely worth seeing.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2015
    It's good but I don't feel cinema was the best medium for the story as it feels stretched out. Somebody needs to make a documentary.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2015
    Michael B. Jordan excels in a sensitive portrayal of a troubled young man, unaware that his time is running out. A poignant story with simple but gripping storytelling.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2014
    An effective tribute to a regular, normal, imperfect American who was a victim of horrible injustice. It makes us sad, but also more aware of the fatal flaws of our system.
    Jared H Super Reviewer

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