Antwone Fisher in my opinion is probably the most impactful movie I have ever seen. People may say, “ What a good movie” but I say “what a good man”.
Antwone Fisher grows up living in a foster home where he is beaten, mentally and sexually abused. After spending time in an orphanage he doesn’t know what to do with his life. After thinking about it he decides to join the Navy. The movie picks up with Antwone as a young sailor who has a problem controlling his anger. Sent to a psychiatrist (played by Denzel Washington) he slowly begins opening up, learning to confront the past that has fostered his long-standing rage. Washington's psychiatrist becomes Antwone's substitute father figure, the person who teaches him to drop his guarded resentment, and assures him that he has the strength to face the buried traumas of his childhood. And, this being the kind of movie where everyone learns from everyone else, Antwone's courage persuades Washington's character to own up to his own traumas.
Throughout the movie, Antwone just keeps on getting in fights and getting sent back to the psychiatrist. One fight in particular changed his life. One of his fellow shipmates taunts him about being a virgin. They fight and then he gets sent back to the psychiatrist. The psychiatrist then tells him to go find a girl to go on some dates with. He finds a girl that he has been friends with for a while, and asks her on a date. He went on a date and that helped him build his self esteem. At this point Antwone and the psychiatrist are really close. The psychiatrist decides that it would be a good idea for the both of them to set out and find his mother. In the end he finds his mother and then he gets married to the girl he first dated.
After watching the movie, I thought to myself how lucky I was to have a family that treats...