Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised. He pits Braddock, out of shape and with one day notice, against the number two heavy weight contender. Millions were out of work. It's too bad this isn't Oscar season-- i really hope this doesn't get forgotten by the time nominations come out. Don't know exactly why but it must be the choice between dignity and family wife and children.
Braddock is portrayed in a moving and powerful manner, with remarkable performances all around, one of the best scripts I can remember in recent years, and occasionally brutal action. Sometimes they forgot they were supposed to fake punches, leading to the spilling of real blood, which was left in the final version. In a nation desperate for good news, Braddock's surprising comeback became a tonic to struggling workers and unemployed people, and all eyes were on Braddock when in 1935 he took on powerful heavyweight champion Max Baer Craig Bierko in what was both literally and figuratively the fight of his life. Those who have run into my reviews may note that this is one of my shortest. Yeah, Yeah, I know the story. When the dairy could no longer extend a family's credit, the empty bottles were still there in the morning with a note of apology stuck in the mouth of one of them.
To read more about the legal side of downloading please follow this article on. But they are minor quibbles to me, and offset by the wonderful Paul Giamatti as Braddock's trainer Joe Gould, every sequence featuring just him and Crowe are real cinema high points; an acting tour de force from two very talented men. If you have any legal issues, please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites directly. Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill and the rest of the cast give flawless performances. Now you can watch full Cinderella Man in top quality.
Russell Crowe is absolutely incredible, he captures the essence of James Braddock like none other could, he made you feel the character as if it were your own father or brother, quite like nothing I have ever seen before. Forgo the feeling of the time and Braddock's real life situation? Zellwegger is similarly faultless of course, striking the right balance between supportiveness and concern that her man could get his brains knocked out permanently. Better yet, instead of getting the picture, go see it. Crowe is in for another Oscar. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom.
Anyway, where do I begin? You know who you are!! He fights again to win matches and its about survival this time not entertainment. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Nothing but the highest of morals and ethics are espoused by our hero here, who would starve himself rather see his children miss a meal, while teaching his kids honesty and unselfishness and doing whatever it took to take care of his family. We would love to hear suggestions or feedback from users, so let us know how you got on. No one thought he had a shot. However, what makes this film more than that is its believable depiction of the great depression. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete.
Renee Zellweger, Russel Crowe, Paul Giamatti who practically steals the show , even Craig Bierko as the boxing nemesis were so great! However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Coming close on the heels of million dollar baby and surviving is massive. The choice is between total success and total failure, no half measures. Story During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Craig Bierko gets fourth billing as Max Baer, the reigning heavyweight champ whom Braddock has to beat to get the title. Much like with Apollo 13, Howard has managed to grab a story with a known ending and mold it into a heavyweight champion of a picture. In watching the big picture we sometimes miss the detail that makes life real to everyone, not just the lucky few.
Much as I admire the use of role models, I somehow wonder if more human heroes aren't sometimes called for, people who do quite well, who sincerely better themselves and others, but without becoming the most applauded individual on the continent. The look of the 1930s is exceptional--much more realistic than you often see in films. Whatever the real Baer was like I don''t know but I know Bierko does a great job in this role. The historical and socio-economic background was powerfully shown and greatly added to the audience's involvement and is particularly relevant to today. Let say that there is a bug or error on Cinderella Man 2005 movie, please report us via contact page or live chat. Add into the equation that Russell Crowe stars as Braddock, at a time when Crowe was gaining unfavourable press for anger issues and a love of poetry: And also that it's yet another boxing movie, this film was disliked before it had even been released.
Braddock is shown waiting for and getting his dole, another moving scene in which everyone is stoically in character. However, if you are just beginning to study the great depression, it can be a a great head start. We would not be where we are at today with out ya!! In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. Award shows are tainted anyway, so who cares right? Crowe also landed a few real punches by mistake. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. The champion, Baer, is shown as a sadistic jerk who killed two men while boxing--and really delighted in taunting Braddock about this. Cinderella Man has no agenda other than to tell this incredible story of a good honest family man struggling to make ends meet.
Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose the ones who are do of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. Zellweger, I thought, was the most underrated of the bunch because she really held her own opposite Crowe, stealing many of his scenes as the heart-tugging emotional core of the story. A boxer by the name of George Cochan once told me his manager was the bravest man he ever knew, he was willing to pit his man Cochan against anyone. More than the boxing, however, this is a great family story of a devoted husband and father and a loving, supporting wife and mother. Braddock, played fantastically by Russell Crowe. I cannot tell you one single performance in the film that wasn't terrific.