• Wednesday, September 21, 2005

    Cinderella Man

    During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock a.k.a. the Cinderella Man was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, due to the great depression. The only thing that mattered to him was his family who were in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief, reluctantly. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer(renowned for having killed two men in the ring) and win with all glory...

    If y'all havent already watched this movie..get your asses up and go watch it!!! its a lil slow at times but dont fall a sleep cause its one hell of an awesome movie.. Russell Crowe is awesome, Renee Zellweger is good in her supporting role...the story line is awesome, the fight scenes are bloody awesome...the set is awesome, totally re created the 1930's.. its a movie of hope and determination...this is one true story that's been perfectly re-enacted..tremendously moving..

    i'd give it 10 out of 10 stars...

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