If Erin Brockovich had scripted the movie version of her life story, would she
have called it "Erin Brockovich"? And doesn't the phrase "inspired by a true story" seem rather awkward when applied to a movie written by the person whose true story it is? It's hard not to wonder such things while watching Denzel Washington's directing debut a film of the kind routinely described as "inspirational" which was indeed written by the titular Antwone Fisher and drawn directly from his personal experiences. When we first glimpse San Diego-based seaman Fisher (well played by newcomer Derek Luke), he's a 25-year-old swabbie with an anger management problem t...