Monday, August 3, 2009


Isn't this something... On tomorrow, the stars of the Oscar-winning movie DREAMGIRLS, will have their own respective movies hitting the shelves. We have multiple Grammy winner Beyonce in Obsessed, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx in The Soloist, and Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson in Fragments.
Focused on a group of survivors who must face life on different terms after shots ring out and the early morning tranquility of a diner shatters, Fragments finds each character transforming in unexpected ways.
Also featuring Dakota Fanning (The Secret Life of Bees), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (Winged Creatures), Fragments was shot before both Whitaker and Hudson won Oscars for their respective roles in The Last King of Scotland(2006) and Dreamgirls(2006).

Derek Charles is a hard working man, employed as a asset manager in a private company. He is very happy with his beautiful wife, Sharon, and only son, and because of his hard work he just got a huge promotion. But suddenly he gets a temporary worker who is both attractive and smart, and Derek is understandably impressed with her and also finds himself physically drawn to her. However, this new girl is desperate to get close to him - at any cost.

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them.

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