Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.


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  • Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Akiva Goldsman at an event for Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Anne Hathaway at an event for Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Anne Hathaway at an event for Cinderella Man (2005)

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4 June 2005 | mstomaso
10
| Very little to say...
My heart was firmly lodged in my throat for the last hour and a half of The Cinderella Man. Nobody does true-story heroism like Ron Howard, and few can do heroes like Russell Crowe. Though Howard fictionalizes his subjects, and does not pretend to make documentaries, he does accurately depict the feeling and the major points of his subjects.

Jim Braddock was a depression-era boxer who everybody thought was down for the count. Though there is a lot of boxing in this film, this is not a boxing movie, but rather his story and the story of the family that inspired him to fight back against prejudice and hopelessness, to rise to heights that would inspire a nation. Braddock is portrayed in a moving and powerful manner, with remarkable performances all around, one of the best scripts I can remember in recent years, and occasionally brutal action.

Those who have run into my reviews may note that this is one of my shortest. Please understand that I really don't think there's much to say about this simple, beautiful and very human story, besides - see it!

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