Thanks again - not just for the movie, but for the most powerful message possible. Antwone finally goes on a date with Cheryl and establishes a relationship with her. During his time with the Picketts, Fisher was beaten physically, sexually abused by a neighbor and family friend, and emotionally neglected. Davenport confesses that he had been failing to deal with his own problems, and that treating Antwone prompted him to finally confront his demons. Witch was a great movie compared to this one.
In the film, Antwone Fisher Luke is a 24-year-old African-American enlisted man in the U. I had the opportunity to watch this film and was wondering whether I'd bother. Was the portrayal consistent with the descriptions of this disorder in the lecture notes? One fight in particular changed his life. Simple story about a complicated sailor Derek Luke prone to emotional outbursts. Herman 1992 described this as being when a child may develop an astute sense of his or her surroundings in order to prepare for the following abuse.
Antwone is at first extremely resistant, but gradually comes to trust Davenport and opens up about his traumatic childhood. However, despite these reoccurrences, the messages are subtle and this where the soul of the story resides. Things work out, as Antwone is able to convince the doctor to keep on working with him. The flow of events set forth the pace of behavioral and mental development of Antwone. Which personality disorder is most likely? Use the terms from the lecture notes. He needs to have faith in God.
Antwone described the feeling of power during this moment. One of the best things the film has is, without a doubt, the fine performance by Derek Luke. He is also battling shame and guilt, and yet too prideful to admit that help is needed. I would like to mention that I have been doing treatment foster care for the last 11 years and I often see Antwone in the children who come into my home. Shortly thereafter he is joined by Dr. After this, Fisher fielded several competing offers for the film rights.
Davenport advises Antwone about how important it is that he locate his biological family. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins. Did it perpetuate stigma associated with schizophrenia? Predictions: Categorization of Response From Antwone Fisher life story, we would conclude that he is a delayed case who has responded to treatment similarly to an individual in recovery. Davenport has his own problems too. Davenport meets Antwone aboard the ship to tell him that the time has come to end their sessions. Antwone Fisher is so innocent and yet he was abused such just because he was not white. I believe that this was a conscious choice on behalf of Dr.
A great flick to debute denzel's director career, though :p 3 out of 10 Based on a true story, and with a screenplay written by the real Antwone Fisher who had never before written a screenplay , this movie is also Denzel Washington's first outing as a director, and Derek Luke's first starring role as Antwone. Tate made them hate each other. The tale floats like an ordinary fare, but Denzel, the actor, keeps the story in motion as a priceless support to his refreshingly new protege actor, Derek Luke. His emotions are filled with sorrow and questions on why his mother never came back for him. Antwone Fisher is a young man who has anger and temperament issues steaming from his childhood associated with emotional and physical abuse caused to him by authoritarian figures within his family. In 2001, Fisher published his autobiography, Finding Fish. .
This film's writing, direction and acting exposes our souls and grabs our hearts. The attempt at the hand of an older woman in the Tate's household of a sexual molestation, gives Antwone a bitter taste that stays with him throughout his adult life, as he has been scarred by the shame he carries with him. The idea ofgrowing up without the love and care of your real family might be a very big problem as wegrow up and requires a lot of effort in order for the child not to feel unwanted. He was abused physically, mentallyand emotionally by his foster parents. After his honorable discharge from the U.
In particular, discuss the onset and resolution of his dissociation. It is set in America in the 1990's. Find solution to his problems and helped him deal with his past. He never had for keeps. Davenport meets him in jail, where Antwone confides the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. Drawn to helping Antwone, Davenport offers to see him on his own time, and they begin their sessions again.
Antwone tells her that he is a good man, of many accomplishments, and after kissing her on the cheek, leaves with forgiveness in his heart. Truly an inspirational film to watch! Fisher joined the United States Navy in 1978, where he spent eleven years in the service. When he returns to the Elkins household, he finds a feast prepared for him and finds the family he lost. Yep, there are a lot of visual moments of traumatic pains and sufferings as there are many instances of emotional victories. Fisher had known Luke as a young actor working at the Sony Pictures gift shop while he was writing the screenplay.
It is not as heavy as it could have been and the occasional light touch just serves to make the emotion that little bit stronger when it comes. This description infers the condition of someone who, because of circumstances not of his own making and beyond his control is being restrained from activity. This too is an important aspect of the counseling relationship between the two, because although it does not justify, at least it explains some of the behavior of the Tates, which might help Antwone to understand some of what he has gone through. Once aboard ship, he is directly involved in a fight and is sent to see a Navy psychiatrist, Dr. Was its portrayal accurate, as compared to the lecture notes? Tate for their abuse, then defiantly declares that he is still standing strong. Naval regulations require them to have three sessions of therapy, and the first session doesn't start until Antwone talks.