Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fierce People

Fierce People is another film I was sold out of at Tribeca Film Festival. I finally got to see it on DVD. This is a bit of a coming of age story, a bit of a thriller and a bit of a romance. A woman with substance abuse issues, goes to work for a wealthy man as his masseur. Her teenage son goes with her, to live on the estate for a summer. He fantasizes about a relationship with a famous father he has never met. They are fish out of water in the wealthy environment, and are encouraged to try to fit in. It is an interesting study of human nature and class systems. Well acted and directed, a drama worth a look.

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