Inspired by an incredible true story, The Fighter is the stirring comeback tale of the unlikely boxing champ, “Irish” Micky Ward, and his half-brother, Dicky Eklund, who decided that, no matter the odds against them and no matter their differences, they weren’t going to give up on their shared dreams without a fight. —AFI Film Festival
David Owen Russell born in August 20, 1958 is an American film director and screenwriter. He has been praised for the loose, comic energy that characterizes his work, and notorious for his explosive confrontations with cast members.
Russell was born in New York City, New York to a Jewish father and an Italian American Catholic mother, and was raised in an “atheistic” household. He graduated from Amherst College in 1981, majoring in Political Science and English. He is good friends with film directors Alexander Payne and Spike Jonze.
His first directorial effort was the independent dark comedy Spanking the Monkey in 1994, starring Jeremy Davies as a troubled young man who develops an incestuous relationship with his mother (Alberta Watson). Despite the controversial subject matter, the film received critical acclaim and won him Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature from the Independent Spirit Awards, as well as the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. read more
Amy Adams stole the show, for me. It was nice to see Melissa Leo in something post-"Homicide," but her way of saying "huh?" as others might say "no?" or "right?" annoys me, especially since she does this in her opening line. It was also kinda hard for me to watch this film because I just don't get the point of punching somebody over and over when it's not in self-defense.
La historia que se cuenta es, en el fondo, harto conocida (los perdedores que logran vencer sus adversidades a punta de esfuerzo y buena voluntad para transformarse en ganadores), pero el ritmo y la energía que le imprimen el realizador y su equipo técnico, sumados a las sólidas actuaciones convierten a The Fighter en una de las películas más emocionantes que he visto en mucho tiempo.
David O. Russell non ne sbaglia uno. Un film a dir poco scontato (almeno dalla metà del film) rimane oggettivamente godibile fino alla fine, con un bel primo tempo. Bella la calata agli inferi di Christian Bale (non certo) una sorpresa e la perfettamente in parte Melissa Leo (la madre). Alcuni bei movimenti della mdp, sempre nel primo tempo, più statica invece nella seconda parte. Piacevole
David O. Russell flirts with absurdism, flinging characters into a chaotic universe before using Hollywood convention to reel them back in.
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A very gritty and crafty variation of the classic rookie boxer story which has been eternalized by Sly Stallone in his Rocky canon. It is a shame that this movie, while addressing slightly different… read review
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Title: The Fighter
Genre: Drama, Sport
David O. Russell