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Synopsis

AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Cast

  • Jeffery Wright
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Erika Alexander
  • Leslie Uggams
  • Sterling K. Brown
  • John Ortiz
  • Issa Rae
  • Adam Brody
  • Keith David

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One of the best films for adults in recent years.

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Refreshing to see an original script that’s not cliché and played by strong actors.

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Metacritic

100
Jan 2, 2024

The satire isn’t as brutal as it could have been — and perhaps needed to be — but overall, I thought “American Fiction” was a rousing success that got me thinking about my own experiences.

Metacritic review by Odie Henderson
Odie Henderson
Boston Globe
91
Dec 20, 2023

Pointed, wryly funny, and well-cast, American Fiction is easy to recommend for its humour and timely commentary.

Liam Lacey
Original-Cin
70
Dec 13, 2023

American Fiction is a serious-minded satire about race relations that is often exasperatingly at odds with itself.

Metacritic review by Peter Rainer
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor