Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by Jwelch5742 (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
Upon seeing the trailer for FENCES it brought me to tears, no joke, and with that I knew I had to see it. I didn’t get the chance to see it in the theaters, but I did buy my parents a pair of tickets so they could. Since then hearing all the Oscar buzz around this film and hearing it was first a stage play by August Wilson were all further reasons to see it. Upon finally seeing I was pleased by the complexities of the characters and the lives they lead. This is indeed a film about its characters and how their dynamic shapes their lives. So if you are looking for great action sequences or expansive set designs FENCES is not that. Yet if you appreciate interesting and revealing dialogue and complex story with strong acting performances this is it. So FENCES I give it 4 ½ out of 5 stars.