Autonomous Films | Release Date: September 7, 2007
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ChadS.Feb 8, 2008
In the absence of a father, Liz Earl(Diane Lane) finds a father figure for her son Finn(Anton Yelchin); a man with no balls, literally; the masseuse's benefactor has no balls. While dad studies the Ishkanani tribe in South America, Finn In the absence of a father, Liz Earl(Diane Lane) finds a father figure for her son Finn(Anton Yelchin); a man with no balls, literally; the masseuse's benefactor has no balls. While dad studies the Ishkanani tribe in South America, Finn conducts his own field study of a different sort of "Fierce People", upper-crust people, who kill and f*** in the deepest recesses of New Jersey. Ogden C. Osbourne(Donald Sutherland) has no testicles, but if you're the seventh richest man in the United States, you don't need balls in your sac to f*** over a tandem of interlopers whose summer-long hobnobbing with the rich almost gets them killed. Unlike "The Nanny Diaries", "Fierce People" uses anthropology as a visual and thematic motif throughout the film's entire running time, and its surprisingly effective, especially when the story grows unexpectedly dark in tone. If you're familiar with non-westernized cultures, Ogden's dumbstick and scrotum that signifies nothing is a matriarchal reversal of the female genitalia mutilation practice that primitive males force upon their women in the bush(Ogden's ex-wife had given the okay to snip-snip). Interestingly, Ogden's sexual agency is transferred to his granddaughter Maya(Kristen Stewart), who seduces Finn in a rites-of-passage ceremony that involves candles and warpaint. A secondary male puts a stop to their formalized consummation, because had Finn impregnated Maya, it would've been harder for the tribe to eject this low woman and her unworthy son from their midst. Expand
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KevinJ.Sep 14, 2007
Donald Sutherland is so perfect for this role...he embodies every fantasy of wealth gone wild. he makes the movie, with Diane Lane.
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