Friday, June 10, 2005

Cinderella Man...Further Look

So I did it. Reluctantly, after watching previews that seemed to glorify how great and classic the movie was (before you even saw it), I gave in and I went to go see the movie Cinderella Man. I was looking for a lot- a big director (Beautiful Mind & Seabiscuit), big actors Russell Crowe & Rene Zellweger, and a legend of a boxer that seemed to follow a Hollywood script. The verdict? It delivers- and pretty well at that. The portrayal of the time period (which was so convincing you looked past the fact it was a movie and concentrated on the plot) was done beautifully and really captured that you felt like the man “Jim Braddock.” Now I won’t spoil anymore of the movie, but leave you with this quote that best describes the feeling of the movie, “There's something irresistibly captivating about the transformation of man into super-man, of loser into winner, of has-been into hero.”

What I did find very interesting was doing some research after watching the movie, about the real Jim Braddock,
http://www.jamesjbraddock.com.

Below is a picture of both men, Jim Braddock & the infamous Max Baer.



The real Jim Braddock.


The real Max Baer on the right.


Russell Crowe in the movie, "Cinderella Man."