The Fits

The Fits

Directed by Anna Rose Holmer

Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni (a showstopping Royalty Hightower) is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni spends less and less time boxing with her older brother, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and masters drills from a distance, and even pierces her own ears in an effort to fit in. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes more complicated. Gorgeously shot and with a mesmerizing score, THE FITS is a transformative experience and a marvelous portrait of adolescence.

One of the most critically acclaimed films of 2016, and a standout hit at Sundance, The Fits is a poetic and mesmerizing coming of age mystery that follows an 11-year-old girl whose local dance team is suddenly plagued by random episodes of unexplained ‘fits.’

Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alixis Neblett, Da'Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Q-Kidz Dance Team

Member Reviews

this movie had a lot of movement with little script or character development. I wish I had used my time more wisely.

Rasmac46
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a month ago

I was really into at first, the story took a while to develop but i was invested. The lead actress is a beautiful little girl and a talented actress! There were details in the movie that I felt were irrelevant to the story and that had we not taken time away from the main plot to focus on such nonsense we could've put more effort in creating some depth to the story. Just as it was starting to get good, it ended! I was left disappointed and wanting an explanation...not as far as to watching a part 2 but essentially for the movie i was currently watching and left thoroughly confused. It's almost like a rough draft that didn't take enough time to perfect...

raviejae
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2 months ago