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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Finn (Anton Yelchin) is a teenager trying to escape his drug-addicted mother (Diane Lane) by going to study tribal people. His hopes are dashed when he gets caught scoring drugs for her, and she decides to start their lives over by moving them in with her massage client, billionaire Ogden (Donald Sutherland). At first, Finn indulges in the luxury around him and falls for Ogden's granddaughter (Kristen Stewart), but he soon finds that the rich can be more savage than any group in the wild.

Cast: Diane Lane , Donald Sutherland , Anton Yelchin , Chris Evans , Kristen Stewart , Elizabeth Perkins , Christopher Shyer , Blu Mankuma

Director: Griffin Dunne

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Fierce People (2005)

Release Date: September 7th, 2007|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • Plays like a movie that some teenage boy cooked up in his chemistry lab. There are lots of potent things floating around in it - sexual initiation, drugs, fantasy-land wealth, brute violence, primitive rituals, Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland - but the mix just sits there without producing any notable reactions. show more

  • What might have read as a dense allegory comparing the rituals of the super-rich with the tribal customs of the violent Ishkanani tribe in the Amazon becomes a tedious, over-ripe soap opera on screen. show more

  • Director Griffin Dunne's adaptation of Dirk Wittenborn's fiercely personal novel ambles pleasantly through coming-of-age movie territory, then takes a jarring Agatha Christie detour. show more

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