Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fighter (2010) Review

Movie: The Fighter
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
Rating: 4.5/5

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale starrer The Fighter is a tale of a fight in the ring and outside it. It is a story of a boxer Micky Ward played by Wahlberg amd his brother Dickie Eklund who trained him. The movie deals with human emotions like fear, frustration, anxiety, jealousy, possessiveness and the will of a man to overcome all of it. It is a journey of a boy turning into a man emerging out of the shadow of his elder brother who enjoyed the status of a local legend. It is the struggle of a son who doesn't have the courage to get out of the over-possessive embrace of his mother.
Amy Adams sizzles in the movie with a strong role as Micky's lover and her love scenes with Wahlberg are a treat to watch.

The Fighter is a reminder to all men that family and love is the remedy to all problems that one faces. The Fighter inside us has to stand up for himself keeping in mind that family is a strength, not a weakness.
All in all, the movie is a fine example of acting skills and great story. The actors have really embraced the characters and especially Christian Bale is a master act. Mark Wahlberg has at last found a role that does his talent justice and he has responded big time.

I wish the movie all the best at the Golden Globes and the Oscars! It is a must watch! 

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