Rating: 8 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 10/13/2011
The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.
Rated R | Length 116 minutes
Joseph Oliveira | Alicia Love | David Struffolino | Dennis Lauricella | Joe Siriani | Kimko | Hunter Wilichoski | London Hall | Dennis Jay Funny | Susan Farese | Mark Falvo | Ron Shimshilashvili | Thomas Olson | Briggon Snow | Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis | Jeff Martineau | Dan Marshall | Alex East | Henry Penzi | Ger Duany | Shawn Doherty | Al Conti | Gino Cafarelli | John Franchi | Jodie Brunelle | Shawn Fogarty | Luisa Diaz | Brina | Conan Marchi | Jeffrey Corazzini | Joseph Basile | Charlie Alejandro | Dicky Eklund Jr. | George Foreman | Roy Jones Jr. | Emanuel Steward | Jim Lampley | Larry Merchant | Michael Buffer | Jen Weissenberg | Brian Christensen | Peter Cunningham | Anthony Molinari | Eric Weinstein | Jerrell Lee Wesley | Walter Driscoll | Bonnie Aarons | Dale Place | Kim Carrell | Jeremiah Kissel | Thomas Benton | Alison Folland | Matthew Muzio | Sean Malone | Ross Bickell | Ted Arcidi | Melissa McMeekin | Sugar Ray Leonard | Frank Renzulli | Jackson Nicoll | Chanty Sok | Caitlin Dwyer | Jenna Lamia | Erica McDermott | Bianca Hunter | Jack McGee | Melissa Leo | Dendrie Taylor | Mickey O'Keefe | Amy Adams | Christian Bale | Mark Wahlberg
Finally got around to watching The Fighter with my wife last night. Very well done movie, liked it quite a bit. It’s obviously Christian Bale’s and Melissa Leo’s show here, though everyone else does a capable job as well. Mark Wahlberg’s performance was nicely understated, and a good counterpoint to Bale’s manic presence.
Melissa Leo is just brilliant, even though you spend most (if not all) of the movie despising her character.