Mark Whalberg's passion project is based on the True Story of Boxer Mickey Ward, and is a Triumph in every way.
Some people may find it a bit Grubby and Gritty. But that was just the story they were telling.
At then end of the day this is an Emotional but Uplifting film with Boxing in the background.
The film is also surprisingly Laugh out Loud Funny at times.
The Boxing fights really suck you into the action, this maybe due to the fact that they are shot with proper Boxing cameras, so it feels as though you are watching a real fight.
The soundtrack also really helped in some scenes, didnt know many of the songs, but they added a sense of excitement.
The direction is tight and to the point. The performances are Excellent all around the table.
Christina Bale gives another mesmerizing performance as Dickey, he is just brilliant in every scene he is in. Glad he has finally been nominated for an Oscar after a host of brilliant performances, hope he wins aswell.
Mark Whalberg is EQUALLY as good in a less showy role that by comparison may seem quaint but is powerful in its own way.
The rest of the cast made up of the girlfriend, the mother, the sisters, the father, the trainer all leave a memorable impression.
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