Bruiser (2022)

Feb 24, 2023 | General Film, Trevante Rhodes

Director: Miles Warren

Writer(s): Miles Warren, Ben Medina

Starring: Jalyn Hall, Trevante Rhodes, Shamier Anderson, Shinelle Azoroh, Frank Oakley III, Jonah Bishop-Pirrone, Sarah Bock, Kiah Alexandria Clingman, Moses Jones, Lily Lumpkin, Gavin Munn, Ava Ryback, J. Santiago Suárez

Synopsis: Generational violence and toxic masculinity are contrasted with the role of mother, Christian values and forgiveness in the story of 14-year-old Darious trying to find his place among his friends and family. He attends private school paid for by his hard-working yet stern father where he is sometimes bullied. His mother strives to keep the household calm, nurturing Darious as best as she can. When Darious befriends a stranger new to town, the family dynamic begins to unravel. That same stranger is actually Darious’ biological father, a man with a reputation for violence. Violence brings violence and soon Darious must reckon with the role nature and nurture play in who you become.

Release Date: February 24, 2023 (USA) | Length: 97 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2022. Not sure if writer Ben Medina is Benny Medina. IMDB has them listed as different people. Jewerl Ross is a producer on this project.