I've been watching a lot of masterpieces lately.
The film is based on a true story of "Irish" Micky Ward. He is a retired junior welterweight professional boxer and a former WBU champion from Lowell, Massachusetts. Ward was a three-time New England Golden Gloves champion and a boxer who turned pro in 1985, winning his first fourteen fights. However, his career leveled off, and after losing four consecutive fights in 1990, Ward took a hiatus from boxing. During Ward's time away from the sport, he used some of the funds from his day job on a road-paving crew to have surgery on his right hand, with which he had problems during several bouts. The surgery used some of the bone from Ward's pelvis to strengthen and fuse the bones in his hand. His half-brother, former boxer Dicky Eklund, who was struggling with drug addiction and had just been released from jail on charges including drug possession, convinced Ward to take up the sport again.
David O. Russell has made another awesome movie! The one before is Three Kings. I also like the style of the fight sequences. How they use the cameramen's view, like you watching boxing on TV. This was a great choice and it totally deserved those nominations and wins. I think that a whole lot more people should see this film, I know it's doing very well in the box office, but you know what I mean, like The Secret of NIMH. That movie did poor at the box office, by the cause of E.T., and I wanted more people to know about The Secret of NIMH.
As I said before, there is incredible acting in this movie. I mean Christian Bale can really change his accent in films, when he has to. You cannot compare him to Batman, not at all. And +, they showed a video of the actual brothers of the biographical event. Bale acted just like that guy! He was great! And Wahlberg did awesome too in drama! Now Melissa Leo was fantastic! She showed her role like she wasn't even acting. It was like a cameraman was following them, recording their lives.
I thank everybody for recommending this movie to me. This was $7 well spent. If you have not seen this movie, then I totally recommend this to you. It's another great boxing film like Raging Bull or Rocky. Hey watch the awards that came recently, that's what made me see this. But I still want to watch Black Swan, no matter how rough it is. Thanks for reading. But I want to say an extra: I left the room amazed, but in the showing of The Rite, I heard Anthony Hopkins screaming over and over. I was creepy, but I still want to see it. I hope some of ya'll will see it, so I can read your review. Please post your opinions if you've seen The Rite.
The film was nominated for six Golden Globe Awards. Best Picture (Drama), Best Actor (Drama) for Wahlberg, Best Supporting Actress for Leo and Adams, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, and a nomination for Best Director for Russell. The film received three Chicago Film Critics award nominations, Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale, and Best Supporting Actress nominations for Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Christian Bale won a Satellite Award, the Critics' Choice Award, and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Melissa Leo won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. (1-29-11)