Film festival hype can either make or break a movie. Some never live up to it and some ride it all the way to Oscar night. Finally we’re getting to see if the Sundance Film Festival hype surrounding Fruitvale Station and lead actor Michael B. Jordan‘s star turn as Oscar, is worth it.
Based on a true story, Fruitvale follows the story of a 22-year-old man as he decides to alter his entire life. He wants to be a better father, son, and lover — but then a devastating train ride ultimately destroys his chances.
We fell in love with Jordan in The Wire, Friday Night Lights, and Chronicle and in Fruitvale, he puts his talents to the test again as another troubled young man looking to become someone new. The movie hits theaters July 16.
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