“…a rousing success that got me thinking about my own experiences.” – The Boston Globe
“One of the best and boldest American comedies in years with a dynamite performance by an Oscar-ready Jeffrey Wright.” – ABC News
“The best picture of the year.” – Washington Post
92% on Rotten Tomatoes
American Fiction 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.
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards!
Best Actor – Jeffrey Wright
Best Supporting Actor – Sterling K. Brown
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay