Thursday, December 08, 2005

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man (2005)

Russell Crowe stars as pugilist Jim Braddock in this riveting biopic created by the Academy Award-winning team of producer Brian Grazer, director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Braddock, who garnered boxing glory when he defeated champion Max Baer in a winner-takes-all bout, arrived on the scene during the Great Depression (a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero) and rose to the occasion with a vengeance.
My Two Cents: Rocky-esque boxing scenes are just the undercard; triumphant struggle for the American Dream is the real story here.

NetFlix Rank: Really Liked It
IMDB Rank: 9/10


Robert's Two Cents: Well-Crafted yet manipulative hollywood entertainment, ala "Seabiscuit".

NetFlix Rank: Really Liked It


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