Fierce People

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"Every family tree has its nuts."
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.4  (7,211)
  • 54

Fierce People is a 2005 American drama movie starring Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, and Anton Yelchin. The movie is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Dirk Wittenborn. The movie is set in the early 1980s and is a coming-of-age story that follows a troubled 16-year-old boy named Finn Earl (Anton Yelchin) who dreams of escaping the city to live with his father, a renowned anthropologist who is studying an indigenous tribe in South America.

However, Finn's plans are disrupted when his mother Liz (Diane Lane), a masseuse and recovering drug addict, wins a contest to spend the summer with her wealthy employer, Ogden C. Osborne (Donald Sutherland), at his estate in the countryside. Finn reluctantly accompanies his mother to Osborne's estate, where he meets T. Van Morrison (Chris Evans), a drug dealer and friend of Osborne's daughter Maya (Kristen Stewart).

As Finn becomes more involved with Osborne's family and the wealthy inhabitants of the estate, he discovers a world of decadence and excess, a far cry from the poverty and struggle of his life in the city. He also becomes infatuated with Maya, a beautiful and mysterious girl who is both fascinated and repulsed by Finn's rough-edged charm.

As the summer wears on, Finn learns more about the darkness and secrets that underlie the superficial glamour of Osborne's world. He also begins to confront the traumas and demons of his own past, including the traumatic death of his father and the emotional scars of his mother's addiction.

Throughout the movie, Finn struggles to navigate the complexities of his relationships and the overlapping layers of privilege, power, and exploitation that define Osborne's social circle. He is also forced to confront the realities of his own limitations and vulnerabilities, as he learns that even the most fierce and determined people can be broken by the world around them.

Overall, Fierce People is a powerful and poignant meditation on the challenges of growing up in a world that is simultaneously alluring and dangerous, and on the difficult and complex process of healing and redemption that is necessary to overcome the wounds of the past. The movie is anchored by strong performances from its talented cast, particularly Anton Yelchin, Diane Lane, and Donald Sutherland, who bring depth and nuance to their roles as flawed and complicated characters struggling to find their way in a world that is often hostile and unforgiving.

Fierce People is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 54.

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