Directed By: Ron Howard
Written By: Cliff Hollingsworth (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman
One of my favorite movies and another one from the super sport of Boxing. This sport I don't know how but it keeps churning out one extraordinary tale after another. May be its that ring ,which turns those fighters with iron fists into lion hearted gladiators who never quit. Cinderella Man is the story of James .J. Braddock one such gladiator who fought, never gave up , neither in the ring nor in life.
James .J.Braddock is the star of this movie and is our Cinderella Man. One time prime boxer , who lost everything when the "Great Depression " hit U.S in 1929, he lost his property ,his wealth and the one thing that brought him all that wealth ,his boxing licence after he breaks his right hand in a fight.Working up in the docks, fighting to even keep his kids warm in winter, he gets a grasp of respite after he is asked to step in the ring as a replacement boxer fighting that time No.2 contender. His win surprises everyone and one fight leads to another and takes him to the top. This extraordinary fight for survival by James.J.Braddock earns him the title of "Cinderella Man" inspiring a whole lot, everyone from people struggling for even basic meal to those fighting to move up.
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Its an amazing movie , even if doesn't inspires you ,it will definitely give you a pleasant and wholesome experience as a movie goer. One of the best movies from Ron Howard and one the best performance among the long list of great performances by Russell Crowe. A must watch for every one.
Plus : Great story, superb direction and perfect performances.
Rating : 9.5 /10