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Cinderella Man (2005)
Biography,Drama,Sport
USA / English
"One man's extraordinary fight to save the family he loved. "
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Russell Crowe Jim Braddock
Renée Zellweger Mae Braddock
Paul Giamatti Joe Gould
Craig Bierko Max Baer
Paddy Considine Mike Wilson
Bruce McGill Jimmy Johnston
David Huband Ford Bond
Connor Price Jay Braddock
Ariel Waller Rosemarie Braddock
Patrick Louis Howard Braddock
Rosemarie DeWitt Sara Wilson
Linda Kash Lucille Gould
Nicholas Campbell Sporty Lewis
Gene Pyrz Jake
Chuck Shamata Father Rorick
Director: Ron Howard
Producer: Brian Grazer,Ron Howard,Penny Marshall
Writer: Cliff Hollingsworth,Cliff Hollingsworth
Old story well told!
Geez, another boxing movie! Yeah, Yeah, I know the story. Down and out guy gets a break and makes the most of it. He's fighting for his family, he's fighting for all those other hopeless people. Been there, done that.

Oh, I forgot to mention one thing. This movie is about the best 140 minute I've spent in a movie theater since . . . . since . . . ., Oh, well, you get the picture. Better yet, instead of getting the picture, go see it.

Russell Crowe owns the character of James Braddock, the unlikely hero who makes the most of his second chance. He's a good fighter turned hack. Injury, bad luck and this thing called the Depression sends him down the drain.

His wife, Mae, played by Renee Zelleweger, wants to be his biggest fan, but the kids need a dad, the rent has to get paid and the money from boxing dried up along time ago. Her husband's courage is undoubted, but his nerve is killing her.

And then there's Joe Gould, played by Paul Giamatti.

A boxer by the name of George Cochan once told me his manager was the bravest man he ever knew, he was willing to pit his man (Cochan) against anyone. As a result, Cochan had his head handed to him multiple times by the likes of Jake LaMotta and other class middle weights of the Forties and Fifties. Gould, is that brave manager, if not literally, in spirit. He pits Braddock, out of shape and with one day notice, against the number two heavy weight contender. Regardless of the risk, it's a pay day needed by both Gould and Braddock.

The story, while familiar, is executed brilliantly. The camera work is both subtle and, in turn, spectacular. Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill and the rest of the cast give flawless performances.

Yes, been there, done that! And I'm ready to do it again for anyone who wants to go with me.

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Imdb rating: 8.0
Musician: Thomas Newman
Running time: 144 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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