Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: Cinderella Man

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe

Year: 2005

Genre: Drama

Rated: PG-13

Length: 144 min.

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

With stunning directing, acting and historical accuracy, Cinderella Man is a biographical film worth the watch. Although the plot is clearly focused around boxing, what makes Cinderella Man so exceptional is the theme of the Great Depression, which spans the entire film. Supporting characters express different emotions toward the poverty they see every day, and the constant threat of eviction hovers over the Braddock family throughout the film. Watching the determination of the Braddocks to survive, along with the boxing plot, lends this movie the feel of a timeless classic. Whether or not boxing is their favorite sport, viewers will enjoy this movie for its breathtaking directing and acting, beautifully capturing onscreen the will of one family to survive one of America's darkest hours.

For Parents:
Some boxing violence, some language

My Rating:
Image from imdb.com 

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