THE FIGHTER (Theatrical Release USA 2010)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Fighter—based on a true story—accesses the acting talents of Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg to present its story. All supporting cast did a perfect job to define this lifestyle and working through the ranks to fight for a better style of life. The portrayal is great. The movie deserves a watch by a sophisticated, adult audience.

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A family attempts to stay together and to make a living on the back of a son who is a professional boxer and to maintain family integrity while fighting some of life’s meanest dragons. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director David Russell for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Dorothy Aufiero, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Paul Tamasy, and Mark Wahlberg for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), Dick Eklund (Christian Bale), Charlene Fleming (Amy Adams), Alice Eklund-Ward (Melissa Leo), George Ward (Jack McGee), Sal Lanano (Frank Renzulli), Himself (Mickey O’Keefe), Sherri Ward (Jenna Lamia), Cathy Eklund (Bianca Hunter), Cindy Eklund (Erica McDermott), Himself (Sugar Ray Leonard), and Phyllis Eklund (Kate O’Brien). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is a realistic movie that works at the roughest level of life and delivers ‘on spot’ scenes of how to keep a family together despite all odds. It is an adult view only. Be aware that it is very raw but has a most unexpected conclusion. Terrific sports watch for the boxing enthusiast. Not a Rocky due to its grittiness, but definitely a do not miss film.



Ben Meyers

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