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c71
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"American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross"
Tue Oct-17-23 08:28 AM by c71

  

          

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American Fiction is a 2023 American satirical comedy drama film written and directed by Cord Jefferson (in his feature directorial debut), based on the 2001 novel Erasure by Percival Everett. The film stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown.

  

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It's an adaptation of Percival Everett's "Erasure"
Oct 17th 2023
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that is a heavy lineup
Oct 17th 2023
2
Wow this looks great!
Oct 17th 2023
3
Looks outstanding.
Oct 17th 2023
4
RE: American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross
Jan 06th 2024
5
I loved Erasure when I read it years ago
Jan 06th 2024
6
I really wanted to like this more
Jan 07th 2024
11
RE: American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross
Jan 06th 2024
7
Most disappointing movie I've seen in a long time. Breath of stale air.
Jan 06th 2024
8
RE: Most disappointing movie I've seen in a long time. Breath of stale a...
Jan 07th 2024
9
      Wasn't bait. Avoiding reviews???
Jan 07th 2024
10
Because I love everything Orion Pictures and Alano Mayo touches...
Jan 08th 2024
12
Overall good, but had some problems imo.
Jan 11th 2024
13
In the same boat as you, the book absolutely worked better in my opinion...
Jan 12th 2024
14
The contrast between the book and the family is the point
Feb 06th 2024
20
Loved it
Jan 17th 2024
15
I enjoyed it
Jan 24th 2024
16
RE: American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross
Jan 30th 2024
17
Nominated for Best Picture
Feb 03rd 2024
18
Shows the beauty in ordinary Black folk
Feb 06th 2024
19
Yeah, man. Well said. Exactly how I felt about it
Feb 06th 2024
21
thought the satire served as context for the whole movie
Feb 08th 2024
22
Never read Erasure but it def brought…
Feb 24th 2024
23

IslaSoul
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1. "It's an adaptation of Percival Everett's "Erasure""
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Very excited for this!!

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Beamer6178
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2. "that is a heavy lineup"
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looking forward to it

  

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3. "Wow this looks great!"
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Frank Longo
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Tue Oct-17-23 11:34 AM

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4. "Looks outstanding."
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Cord is a major talent. Can't wait for this.

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5. "RE: American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross"
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I loved it. Very carefully done. The book gimmick/farce is the least of the movie.

I will say this. I always use 40+ year olds as a touch point. Not this one. This shit is for 55 and up. There are no Star Wars or cartoon nor hiphop references nor quips or anything like that. The soundtrack is all the big jazz numbers (that I can identify now, sadly)

There’s also a focus on old people in the movie. They actually let old people speak and not be just old fucking cranks or cry.

I also laughed my ass off throughout. Go see this while you can.

  

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6. "I loved Erasure when I read it years ago"
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Had no idea they were making a movie out of it. Just saw a commercial for it, might go and try and see it tonight.

  

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11. "I really wanted to like this more"
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Some of the things just didn't work as well on the screen for me as it did in the book. I also saw it in a theater that was 95% white and I cringed at some of the stuff they were laughing at. The movie was fine but I thought I'd like it more and I didn't. Maybe expectations were too high..

  

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7. "RE: American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross"
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Exceptional film that strikes a delicate balance between comedy and drama.

It's dense, but entertaining and not overwhelming.

This drives at many of the same points of Bamboozled (2000!), but it's far more elegant.

  

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8. "Most disappointing movie I've seen in a long time. Breath of stale air."
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If you wanna see the same ol same ol by all means do it. This review sums of how I feel ands says it better than I could have.

https://www.citizencant.com/post/american-fiction-review-a-poorly-done-pseudo-satire

  

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Mgmt
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9. "RE: Most disappointing movie I've seen in a long time. Breath of stale a..."
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You’re entitled to your opinion - but I’ll be damned before I reward your bait with a click on that link.

  

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81 DUN
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10. "Wasn't bait. Avoiding reviews???"
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How is an article bait. Is this one better Huffington Post?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/american-fiction-tiff-review-race-satire_n_6
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12. "Because I love everything Orion Pictures and Alano Mayo touches..."
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I am going to see this as soon as I can...but these reviews are coming as I expect them.


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13. "Overall good, but had some problems imo."
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I get what they're going for by balancing the very heavy satire with the family story... but part of me suspects this works better on the page than on the screen, and the other part of me thinks the satire was just so funny and hitting so hard that it makes everything else feel like a bit of a drag by comparison. Like it's two different movies cut together. Which is kind of is! And that's by design! I think it just makes for a flawed final product. Not bad, certainly smart... but didn't do it for me. Made me want to read the book more than anything.

Shout out to my guy Adam Brody for being a *perfect* quick talking Hollywood producer type. The part he was born to play.

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14. "In the same boat as you, the book absolutely worked better in my opinion..."
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I’m planning on doing a re-read once I’m done reading the book I’m currently reading to make sure that I am not tripping.

  

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20. "The contrast between the book and the family is the point"
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You missed it.

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Beamer6178
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15. "Loved it"
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Gives you stuff to come back for on future viewings. Should win all the awards because it's just the type of movie that has won big awards for white centered pieces over and over and over. Won't, of course. Not that I give a fuck since I know how Hollywood be.

  

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16. "I enjoyed it"
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especially the scenes with issa rae and Jeffrey. I had some issues with a couple of things but nothing major. it's actually making me think afterwards about it, life. wouldn't mind seeing it again.

  

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17. "RE: American Fiction (Jefferson, 2023) Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross"
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It was fun.

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18. "Nominated for Best Picture"
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Oscars

  

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19. "Shows the beauty in ordinary Black folk"
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The satire piece is part of the framing and central to the trailer, but when you get there, notice the contrast between the fictional portrayals of Black folk being satirized and the poignant interactions between the Black folk in Monk’s family, his love interest and even his maid (which for my money was the most three dimensional portrayal of a maid I can recall).

(I did not see Roma)


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21. "Yeah, man. Well said. Exactly how I felt about it"
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22. "thought the satire served as context for the whole movie "
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it really jumped out to me during that father and son cutaway from the book. i read their portrayal as just a different type of messy, with a lot of parallels to the relationship wright had with his pops.

like yea one part is the white folks seeing you one way and dealing with that but i also saw it as how he viewed himself as somewhat “other” (with his writing or his life in general), but we saw how real shit got when the money dried up, family issues, relationships, etc. the convo wit issa kinda pointed to that too.

with you on the ordinary black folk part. just think theres more connection to the satire than maybe wright wanted to admit.

missus and i both saw it when it dropped and loved it.

  

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23. "Never read Erasure but it def brought…"
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Hollywood Shuffle to mind.

I enjoyed it.

  

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