Fierce People Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2008

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

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, Lions Gate Entertainment

Keywords: Mother, Growing up, 1980s, Offbeat, New York City, Temptation, Love interest

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  • 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

  • The idea that rich people are an alien tribe is just one of many that get lost in Wittenborn’s distracted script. Instead of exploring the concept, he throws out random incidents until he hits one that sends the film into a dark, grotesque spiral. show more

  • The film is worthwhile primarily for the fun, breezy first hour. After that, it's a case of watching to find out how things turn out. show more

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