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“Divergent” broke the box office this weekend as the breakout film of 2014.

The long awaited book-turned-movie was a pleasant surprise for audiences, and grossed an estimated 56 million in it’s opening weekend.

Female lead, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, was played by “The Descendants” star Shailene Woodley, and her love interest/mentor Four was played by Hollywood newcomer Theo James.

“Divergent” brought to the theaters a new spin on the dystopian future and coming of age adventure.

The movie was based on the popular teen trilogy by Veronica Roth. The books developed a substantial fan base who eagerly awaited the movie rendition, and it did not disappoint.

Normally, when a book is turned into a movie many things are taken out or changed, often to the dismay of the book fans.

“Divergent,” however, managed to maintain all major plot points, and even some smaller details. The script was beautifully written, and the movie itself systematically filmed.

While the movie had a vigorous sequence of events, there were times of sensitivity and even comedy to deepen the plot and emotion.

The sets and costumes also complimented the film wonderfully and made the whole thing more believable.

Woodley and James had really believable chemistry that added to the intensity of the movie.

Though Woodley is mainly known for her performance in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Divergent” could easily be her new “known for” performance.

It also surely put James’ name on Hollywood’s radar.

So, for people looking for a good action film, or even a touching romance flick, “Divergent” is the film to choose.

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