A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (IMDB)
Writers: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams
Runtime/Rating: 116 Minutes/ R
Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn with Butter
This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2010 List:
4. The Fighter: I would say that a great sports movie allows you to root for (or against) the player, team, or in this case the boxer just as if you are in the arena watching the event happen live. I remember having that feeling in the theater when I first saw The Fighter. Marc Wahlberg and Christian Bale shine as Irish boxing brothers Micky and Dicky. A sports movie that can cross genres and become just as much a heartfelt drama as it does an uplifting sports movie is something that is truly exceptional. Large Popcorn with Butter.