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‘Fruitvale Station’ Review

Fruitvale Station review
The Weinstein Co.

There are no spoilers in 'Fruitvale Station.' Ryan Coogler's debut film, which won prestigious awards at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, opens with the actual cellphone camera footage of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, who was pulled off a BART train in Oakland, CA after reports of a scuffle. Late night rowdiness and nervous police officers quickly devolved into chaos and the next thing you know Grant, already in custody, gets a bullet in his back from close range.

With the shot still ringing in our ears, the movie rewinds 24 hours to share with us the joys and struggles of Grant's last day on Earth. It's not a subtle film, but it's an emotional one. The weaknesses during certain moments of the script are more than compensated for by the remarkable performances of Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz and Octavia Spencer. What's key to the film's success is how the three roles you've seen a thousand times before – the troubled young man, the baby mama and the suffering mother – are spun to ensure that this isn't just another tale from the hood.

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‘Girls’ Season 3: ‘Fruitvale Station’ Star Joins Cast, Calls Lena Dunham a “Monster”

Girls Season 3 Melonie Diaz Lena Dunham
HBO / Michael Buckner, Getty Images

For an HBO series about twenty-somethings in Brooklyn, HBO's 'Girls' certainly likes to keep things under wraps in between seasons. As production on season 3 of the Lena Dunham-scripted series continues, 'Fruitvale Station' star Melonie Diaz is the latest guest star confirmed to join the cast in a hush-hush role, and the actress had some interesting words for Dunham's directorial style along the way.

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Takes a Tragic Train Ride

Fruitvale Station
The Weinstein Company

Ripped from the headlines, 'Fruitvale Station' tells the tale of 22-year-old Oscar as he's involved in a shocking case of police brutality in the wee hours of New Year's Day.

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