Fruitvale Station- is based on the real-life of Oscar Grant a day in his life. Someone said this is more like a character piece than a film with a plot. Yea okay that's a way to look at. The film shows you all the people important in his life his girlfriend, daughter, mom, friends, and family. Michael B. Jordan plays Oscar and he does a great job (one day he won't play a street kid). Octavia Spencer has some nice hair throughout the film lol I just had to say that. I cried like a baby at the end of the film. Being a mom now I see the world differently. I enjoyed the film and I think they did a great job of telling the story. The film paints the kid in a very positive light yet showing his aggressive side too. The pacing is slow but once they get to the subway it picks up. I def. say everyone should go see it. Will it win an oscar I don't know but it wasn't better than Beast of the Southern Wild however maybe just maybe those who vote will see this as a Hurt Locker and praise it for bringing current issues to the big screen.
Spoiler: At the end when they showed his daughter at the rally I was so sad.
4 1/2 stars