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
there is no negative start to gibe, could not understand the movie a, even if I'm giving a start is a negative one, had to give a rating
I dont get it!!
Honestly tried to watch it, but a character being an observer is never great as a lead because it leaves so many questions opens. (First thing learned in screenwriting.)I honestly thought Toni was mute because she barely spoke in the first 27 mins...because of this, there is little character development. The nuances re so small that it honestly leaves viewers with nothing to hold on to or these nuances are never referred back to. I couldn't finish, which is quite sad, because the concept is interesting enough. Besides that, I feel like the acting is terrible...the reaction to fits should have had an impact on the dance troupe and me as a viewer. How did this get 4 stars and win sundance?
I think it was a good story line ☺️
WOW. What a beautiful movie, and Royalty Hightower is AH-MAZING in the lead role!!