Watch fences 2016 full movie online. In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Filmmaker Spike Lee once said that “parents kill more dreams than anybody”, which could not apply more to one of the central themes to Fences. Bitter family man father Troy (played by Denzel Washington, who also directs this adaptation of the 1985 Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by August Wilson) is prone to lashing out in every direction of his family, whether it be his children or his wife of 18 years and counting, Rose (played by Viola Davis). Within the first 15 minutes of the film, it becomes evidently clear that his rigid voice is the law of the household, while everyone else walks on eggshells, making certain to never overstep boundaries.
At surface value, Troy seems like a grouchy asshole who is unable to accept that the times are changing. He berates his 17-year-old son for adamantly pursuing football through a college scholarship, claiming that the racial barrier will ensure that he is never a star or success, all due to his own personal underachievements of only being a big fish in the small pond that is professional Negro League Baseball and not cut out for Major League Baseball. Troy even dismisses players such as Jackie Robinson, fueling his faltered, deluded, stubborn personality. He’s also an alcoholic, sometimes enjoys embellishing the truth in stories of his glory days, and is generally one unlikable person.