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The Fighter

2010
Posted By Melissa Mihalis

Addiction can get very dark and destroy families entirely. The Fighter demonstrates that by accurately depicting what this particular family went through.

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About The Fighter

The Fighter is a film based on a real HBO documentary called “High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell” and follows two brothers on their quest to transform one of them into a successful boxer. The film explores hard to swallow topics like drug addiction. Brother Dicky Ekland suffers from cocaine addiction which eventually gets him into trouble with the law. But before that happens, his brother Micky Ward is trained by him and is faced with unfairness in the sport. The boys are later exposed to a too well-done produced documentary on their lives and look to redeem their reputation for the world and for themselves.

The majority of the film’s cinematography works in theme with the film for presenting a dark feeling film along with its dark themes. But the film becomes brighter by the end of its story, demonstrating the growth of the characters within it. The matter of it also is based on real events, help us walk away from the film feeling pretty motivated and good inside.

The Fighter's Relation To Sport Business

Professional sports with the right authority should be presented fairly. In boxing, it is important to be within the same weight class as your competitor. Well early in the film, Ward is ready to compete in his fight and quickly realizes that his competitor is 20lbs heavier than he is. In boxing, THAT IS A LOT! You can imagine the defeat that took place from that one. This gives us a great reminder to always look out and demand fairness in whatever sport you participate in. This loss brought great tragedy to this brother, due to him hoping it would be his redemption match. Unfortunately, it did the opposite for him and only added another loss to the books.

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Why watch The Fighter?

Straight up, this is an incredibly well-done film. And we are especially impressed by another yet again weight fluctuation check from Christian Bale for this film. He TRANSFORMS for this role and brings the story to life. Also, with an incredible performance from Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo as well? You want to check this one out.

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