American Fiction

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Director

Cord Jefferson

Cast

Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison

Tracee Ellis Ross as Lisa Ellison

Issa Rae as Sintara Golden

Sterling K. Brown as Clifford “Cliff” Ellison

John Ortiz as Arthur

Erika Alexander as Coraline

Leslie Uggams as Agnes Ellison

Adam Brody as Wiley

Keith David as Willy the Wonker

Myra Lucretia Taylor as Lorraine

Writers

Cord Jefferson (screenplay)

Percival Everett (novel)


Summary

Monk is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he 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.
Monk is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he 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.

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Released

December 15, 2023

Runtime

1hr 57min

MPAA

R, for language throughout, some drug use, sexual references and brief violence

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