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The Fits

  • Drama
  • Music
  • 2015
  • Anna Rose Holmer
  • 69 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Drama starring Royalty Hightower. Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is overjoyed when she gets the opportunity to join the Lionesses, a Cincinnati dance troupe that rehearses at her local gym. However, once Toni becomes a member, some of the girls begin to suffer mysterious seizures.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In this very unusual drama, a young tomboy joins a competitive dance team to make friends, just as an unexplained sickness starts to spread across her school. At barely over an hour, this is a brief but truly unique film from director Anna Rose Holmer. In a story set almost entirely within the school walls, with no adults in focus, the young cast members interact with each other in a way that feels totally natural. There are no big speeches needed here, with the silence sucking the viewer in as things develop. Indeed, Holmer finds beauty in the little details, from complex dance moves to a simple stare. This is complemented by a brilliant performance from 11-year-old lead Royalty Hightower as Toni, observing the world with a quiet intensity that makes her fascinating to watch. The Fits may not always make its point very clear, but it's exactly that opaque sensibility that makes the drama so intriguing.

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Credits

Cast

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ToniRoyalty Hightower
BeezyAlexis Neblett
DontéAntonio A B Grant Jr
MaiaLauren Gibson
LegsMakyla Burnam
KarismaInayah Rodgers

Crew

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DirectorAnna Rose Holmer

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2017-02-24
Languages
English
Guidance
Some swearing
Formats
Colour
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