Kelsey’s Flick Pick: ‘Divergent’

Summit Entertainment

Summit Entertainment

Kelsey Husnick

It turns out Shailene Woodley can do more than play a frail girl with cancer, as she did in “The Fault in Our Stars.” It’s hard to see past that, though, when this movie opens with her and her brother Caleb, played by “TFIOS” co-star Ansel Elgort. 

“Diverent” is set in a future version of Chicago set off from the rest of the world in a very Panem/Hunger Games fashion. To keep order, every citizen belongs to a faction of his or her choosing — they serve the poor, work in the public sector as lawyers and judges, patrol the streets as military and police, work in the fields or in research. A test tells the people which faction meets their personality, and then each person decides if they want to follow that path or choose another, but once chosen there is no going back. 

Some people don’t fit into a faction though, like Tris, played by Woodley, who is considered “divergent” and a threat to society’s order. Tris can’t be controlled and pushes the limits in her faction, all while proving that a skinny little girl can kick some major butt. 

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