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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Fighter by David O. Russell, 2010 (R)

with Mark Wahlberg (Contraband, The Italian Job, Broken City), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises), Amy Adams (Julie and Julia, The Master, Trouble with the Curve, Man of Steel), Melissa Leo (Mildred Pierce, Flight, Frozen River), Jack McGee, Melissa McMeekin, Bianca Hunter, Erica McDermott, Dendrie Taylor

After a string of defeats, Mickey Ward rediscovers his fighting will with help from trainer and half-brother Dicky (Oscar winner Christian Bale) -- a once-talented pugilist and small-town hero now battling drug addiction.

I liked it, it was raw, human, characters are struggling, the pain is well portrayed, external and internal. The family portrait is unique, dysfunctional. The actors are transformed, Christian Bale is crazy, I am always impressed about his chameleon appearance. It is a great movie. Now that I have seen "Warrior" tho, I would not know which one to recommend best.

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