Spotlight – Antwone Fisher (2002)

Every Sunday Film Review UK will put a ‘Spotlight‘ on a gem of both modern and classic cinema* that will make these short, dark and wintery Sunday nights a little more berable. Whether it be for the whole family, a couple snuggled up on the sofa with mugs of hot chocolate, or just yourself trying to forget the coming Monday – sit down, relax and put a ‘Winter Spotlight‘ movie on.

Antwone Fisher – Trailer

We hope you enjoyed last week’s Spotlight film, Saving Mr. Banks? This week Film Review UK‘s ‘Spotlight‘ series takes a look at the biopic, Antwone Fisher. Back in 2002, Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington made his directional debut with this hard-hitting, beautifully crafted drama, based on the true story of ex-serviceman Antwone Fisher.

A US Navy serviceman, prone to violent outbursts, is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

As well as directing, Denzel Washington also stars alongside Derek Luke (Glory Road, Captain America: The First Avenger) in this incredibly moving drama that highlights the true resilience of the human spirit. Antwone Fisher packs a punch in the way of drama but will not leave you disappointed.