Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney

Drama directed by and starring Denzel Washington based on a play of the same name. The story is set in 1950s and follows an African American father, Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a former league baseball player, now working as a waste collector, who struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise and provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life.


Best Quotes from Trailer:


Cory Maxson: Hey, pop?
Troy Maxson: Hm.
Cory Maxson: Can I ask you a question? How come you ain’t never liked me?
Troy Maxson: Like you? What law is there to say I got to like you?
Cory Maxson: None.
Troy Maxson: Alright then. Don’t you eat everyday?
[Cory looks down]
Troy Maxson: Answer me when I talk to you. Don’t you eat everyday?
Cory Maxson: Yeah.
Troy Maxson: As long as you’re in my house you put a “sir” on the end of it when you talk to me.
Cory Maxson: Yes, sir.
Troy Maxson: You eat everyday.
Cory Maxson: Yes, sir.
Troy Maxson: You got a roof over your head.
Cory Maxson: Yes, sir.
Troy Maxson: You got clothes on your back.
Cory Maxson: Yes, sir.
Troy Maxson: Why do you think that is?
Cory Maxson: Because of you.
[Troy chuckles]
Troy Maxson: Hell, I know it’s because of me, but why do you think that is?
Cory Maxson: Because you like me?
Troy Maxson: Like you. I go out every morning, I bust my butt because I like you. You’re about the biggest fool I ever saw. A man is supposed to take care of his family, you live in my house, fill your belly with my food, put your behind on my bed, because you’re my son. It’s my duty to take care of you, I owe a responsibility to you. I ain’t got to like you. Now I done everything I got to give you, I gave you your life! Me and your mama worked that out between us and liking your black ass wasn’t part of the bargain. Now don’t you go through life worrying about whether somebody like you or not, you best be making sure that they’re doing right by you. Do you understand what I’m saying?


Rose Maxson: [to Troy] Everything that boy do he do for you.


Troy Maxson: It’s not easy for me to admit that I’ve been standing in the same place for eighteen years!
Rose Maxson: Well, I’ve been standing with you! I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot as you!


Fences is set for release in the US December 25th.



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