Another great boxe movie. Once again this sport stands against all odds and winning the title of movie about life. The true (and surely novelized) version of a part of the lives of Micky “Irish” Ward and his brother (both shares the mother) Dicky Eklund.
As usual we can see a fight for life, a better one if it’s possible, a fight for the love interest, a fight for freedom from a strangling family, a fight against drug addiction. At the end of the movie Bale’s character Dicky Eklund asks Micky’s fiancée what she really got from her life answering himself that we all try to make things get better.
Every actor plays its role perfectly. Mark Wahlberg prepared himself for 4 years because of the movie being delayed many times and he reached a really believable status of pugilist.
Christian Bale is perfect as the skinny drug addict trainer of the talented brother. He finally reached his academy award after many great roles in the past. If you have the chance to watch the real ring corner of Micky Ward you will see a Dicky Eklund perfectly made by Bale.
Nice work by Amy Adams in the role of Mickey girlfriend Charlene. She’s one of the reasons of Micky’s changing his mind about being trained by his surrounding family and mom. Above all, she’s there as the turning point of the movie as much as the life in jail of Dicky Eklund.
Melissa Leo got the Oscar. I don’t know exactly why she got it. She’s good, but her character is not well explained as far as she’s so cruel and a bad mom. Maybe I need to see the movie again.
As I final thought I would say that this is a nice movie, well directed with a great soundtrack and a good story. Like many od the movies I saw in the last 3 months, this is another better movie than the shitty Social Network, a real handfull of crap.