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.
The only thing that impressed me about this film was how well Denzel Washington was able to talk his many many lines so rapidly. Everything else was repetitive and the endless dialogue put me to sleep.