A dangerous new world

In Chicago, in a post-apocalyptic future, people are divided into the factions that most suit their temperament and abilities. Young Beatrice Prior (Woodley) is a member of an Abnegation family, whose members eschew worldly possessions and devote themselves to the care of others. This is the faction of government.

At the age of 16, Beatrice and her peers take an aptitude test to determine their future suitability for membership of a faction. Children usually follow in the footsteps of their parents, but Beatrice’s test results are inconclusive — her