Bruiser Ending Explained: Darious, who is 14 years old, is first introduced in Bruiser (Jalyn Hall). Malcolm (Shamier Anderson) and Monica (Shinelle Azoroh) work hard to pay for him to go to a private boarding school. He’s also a typical teen who hates living in the suburbs away from his friends and wants a new bike because he’s outgrown his old one. Malcolm is a strict but loving father, and Monica is a kinder, more caring parent. By any measure, they are a typical black middle-class family who works hard and goes to church.
One day, Darius gets into a fight with another kid from the neighbourhood, and Porter, a homeless person, happens to be nearby (Trevante Rhodes). The man’s charm draws the boy to him right away. Porter lives on a cool boat, is free-spirited, rides a motorcycle, and is willing to teach Darious how to throw a punch. He’s everything Malcolm isn’t. He is also the biological father of Darious.
Through the whole movie, Darious is caught between the two men. Malcolm and Porter used to be friends. Both have been violent in the past, but it’s unclear which one was worse. But it’s clear that when Monica had Darious, Porter left, and Malcolm took on the role of father. Porter wants his son to leave his family. He tells him about the bad things Malcolm did in the past and tells him to ignore his calls. Malcolm puts up a fight. He hits Porter, reports him to the police for trespassing, and tries to stop Darious from seeing his real father.
Malcolm and Monica’s relationship gets so bad that the man ends up sleeping on the couch. She wants to forgive her ex for leaving her and their son but also feels she has to support Malcolm’s choice.
Bruiser Ending Explained
When Malcolm grabs Darious by the arm during an argument, things finally come to a head. It makes the boy call Porter and sneak out of the house at night. Porter takes them out on his motorcycle, and they stop at a local diner for steak. When the owner sees them, he calls Malcolm and tries to get the boy away from his real father. When the restaurant owner tries to get them to go their separate ways, he grabs Darious and drives away.
Porter tells him to take Darious somewhere else, like Miami or anywhere else away from Monica and Malcolm, because he is crazy. The teen doesn’t feel good about that idea. Porter gets mad that Malcolm keeps calling, so he grabs his phone and throws it out the window. Darious is angry and tells Porter to stop the car so he can get it. When they stop the car, Malcolm has just enough time to catch up.
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At first, when Malcolm finds Darious and puts him in the back seat of his car, it seems like he will do the right thing and take the boy home. He gets into a fight with Porter instead. The fight between the men seems to go on forever, while the camera focuses on the boy waiting in the car. When Darious gets out to see if the two men are okay, they are both bloody, bruised, and worn out. They’re still not done, though. After a short break, they both get up and keep fighting in the middle of a dark field without thinking.
Darious, a 14-year-old boy without a licence, doesn’t want to wait any longer, so he gets in the driver’s seat, turns the key, and starts the car. The boy tries to escape from his two dads because they can’t agree. By the end, Malcolm and Porter were so focused on beating each other that they forgot about their son, who should have been their top priority.