Taken from the true story of heavyweight boxer Jim Braddock (Crowe) whose promising career was stalled by an injury, winless streak, and a revoked license. Despite his fall from glory, wife Mae (Zellweger) and their children remain unwavering in their devotion while Braddock labors on the Jersey docks during the Depression. Out of shape after a year, he finds himself back in the ring and winning again, which leads to a title bout in 1935 against the (fictitiously) vicious Max Baer (well-played by Bierko). Just as in the Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind," Crowe and Howard connect, with Crowe pounding out another stellar portrayal while Howard easily blends the fierceness of the boxing ring with the plain-spoken goodness of family-man Braddock.
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Available on DVD
Running time 144 minutes.
Originally from United States.
Screen Actors Guild 2005: Support. Actor (Giamatti); Broadcast Film Critics 2005: Support. Actor (Giamatti).
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