Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The Cinderella Man

Ron Howard, of opie fame has directed a new movie starring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger. I have liked most of his films in the past so I thought I would share it with you. It is scheduled to be released June 3rd, 2005.

The Story: Crowe stars in the story inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, a once-promising light heavyweight boxer forced into retirement after a string of losses in the ring. As the nation enters the darkest years of the Great Depression, Braddock accepts a string of dead-end jobs to support his wife, Mae (Ren?e Zellweger), and their children, while never totally abandoning his dream of boxing again.

Thanks to a last minute cancellation, Braddock finds himself back in the ring against the second-ranked world contender--and to everyone's amazement, Braddock wins in the third round. Despite being pounds lighter than his opponents and repeated injuries to his hands, Braddock continues to fight against challengers and win. Carrying on his shoulders the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised masses, Braddock, dubbed the "Cinderella Man," faces his toughest challenger in Max Baer (Craig Bierko), the heavyweight champion of the world, renowned for having killed two men in the ring.

Ron howard has an outstanding track record with the movies he has made, so I would say that is reason enough to check out this movie.


At 7:39 AM, Blogger cbmoss said...

This is the movie that everyone was getting confused with the DaVinci Code. Not because of the plot, but because Ron Howard was doing it. The DaVinci Code is Ron Howard's next movie AFTER The Cinderella Man. I would love to hear more about that. The book was awesome and it's going to make an amazing movie. Ron Howard does indeed make terrific movies. He's always able to find that true human connection that is sometimes lacking in other films.


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