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The Fighter (Dir David O. Russell, 2010)


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Going to see this tonight. What you guys think? I'll report back.

 

"A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s."

 

EDIT: This film was brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The trailer is awful. Don't judge the film by the trailer.

 

 

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I say it's worthy to watch at the theaters. Haven't done so in a while too, so i might buying a ticket for this one.

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I think I'll check this out my next trip to the theatre. Mark Wahlberg is in awesome shape too, he always has been though.

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I really enjoyed it. My only complaint, as someone who comes from such humble roots, was that the white trash aspect was too much of a comic relief. I felt that Bale's character was more a clown than anything else, which lessened some of the dramatic impact on me.

 

Overall, though, loved it.

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I really enjoyed it. My only complaint, as someone who comes from such humble roots, was that the white trash aspect was too much of a comic relief. I felt that Bale's character was more a clown than anything else, which lessened some of the dramatic impact on me.

 

Overall, though, loved it.

I think he did a good job of portraying a crack addict. They operate on some functioning level but they're high as a kite at the same time. I really understand what your saying though about white thrash aspect. There were laughable moments which I like in a drama as life is funny sometimes but what got me is these annoying c*nts that come to the cinema and laugh at something serious and dramatic that ruins the moment.

 

For example, the part where Dicky and his mother are in the car and Dicky starts singing to her because she's torn by his drug use - I felt that was a moment, sad for a mother even though she wasn't the best, I was empathizing with her and almost admiring him for a sort of ability in which he was able to calm his mother which was like a sort of magic charm he had over her and then these f*ckin' bitches behind me started breaking their sh*t laughing and most of the cinema were in what was like sort of contagious laughter and I'll admit I laughed at things as everyone else laughed at some parts but I know I wouldn't have had I just been watching it in a normal theatre or at home.

 

Any standout moments for anyone?

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I liked the film and thought it was good but didn't think it was anything amazing. All the acting was superb, especially Bale who was excellent and I hope we wins the oscar and Leo was unrecognisable as the mother. Only criticism I have of this film is that it was getting my greatest attention was when Vicky returned from prison and went tot eh gym and Mick told him he couldn't train with him and a big argument started out. I thought this would add more problems and greater tension/probelms would happen because of this but then Vicky goes to Shelly's house and sort thins out and then all the problems and tension seems to dissapear out of thin air. Micky than fights and wins the title shot and that is the end of the film. I was just dissapointed more didn't happen in this film as I thought there was somuch tension in the family, I just couldn't believe that it just vanished like that, even if that's how it really happened in real life

 

 

 

Good film though, glad I watched it.

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