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Senior Mystery Movie Review: American Fiction (2/7/24)

We had a full house again for the Mystery Movie on Wed, 2/7 to see the movie American Fiction at the Vine Cinema.  We then enjoyed a lively conversation over appetizers and drinks at Zephyr Grill and Bar.

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           LARPD Mystery Movie Go-ers!


“American Fiction” confronts culture's obsession with reducing people to stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who is fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes.

To prove his point, Monk writes an outlandish "Black" book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.  

The story works on two levels, first as a prickly critique of the pressures facing Black creatives. But equally satisfying is its depiction of the abrasive, complicated dynamics of a high-achieving family. 

Mystery Movie Group Review:

We gave the movie a 4-star rating.  It was a very well-written and directed film!  There were moments of laughter, sadness, and frustration all rolled into a movie in which the ending was a complete shock. We won’t explain too much and give the thrill away because we highly recommend that you go see it! 

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Text "American Fiction" above four gold stars and text "4 STARS" below on a white background.

It's not too late to join us at the next Mystery Movie and Review at the Vine Cinema on Wednesday, 3/13! 🎬  REGISTER