Fences is a fervent, prolix, stately but beautifully acted drama, its exteriors lovingly photographed in a richly sunlit honeycomb hue.
Fences tells a story that many American families can relate to, but that doesn’t mean that Fences is a true story. In fact, Fences is based on a play by the same name from renowned playwright August Wilson. … In fact, Wilson’s name is the only one with a writing credit on the film.
The main themes in Fences are race, barriers, and responsibility and love. Race: Racism has had a profound effect on Troy’s life, and it is his fear that racism will prevent Cory from achieving success that leads to Troy irreparably damaging his relationship with his son.
What is the moral of the play Fences?
One theme in Fences is love—more specifically, the balancing act of love versus obligation. Troy is a character who has difficulty placing his love in his family. Perhaps this difficulty stems from the fact that he loves himself too much, but more likely, it stems from the fact that he hates himself too much.
But sitting down to this movie sometimes feels like being told to eat up your healthy green vegetables. But if you can get through it there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is a particular refinement of pleasure in watching actors as great as Davis and Washington working together: they duet with hyper-articulate eloquence, and it’s almost like a non-musical opera or secular revivalist meeting. Denzel Washington is a class act, and he has given us a classy piece of work.
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Source The Guardian