I finally got to see Cinderella Man, like six years after its release. I'm so ahead of the times don't ya know! Anyway, I completely balled my eyes out nearly the whole way through!
As I knew absolutely nothing about James J. Braddock, I had no idea of the outcome of the last fight against Max Baer. Which only served to make watching it even more exciting. I was literally balling my eyes out & screaming (inwardly, doubt my neighbours would take kindly to my caterwauling) "C'mon Jimmy!!! Gawd it was intense!
I have to say, despite the fact that I think Russell Crowe is the biggest douche alive(!!!), he was actually pretty impressive & somewhat likeable in this. That was difficult for me to say, but there, I've said it. I may deny it later.
When I was little my dad was always a fan of boxing & so I learnt to take a moderate interest in it. I used to love watching the fights. After seeing this film, it has definitely re-sparked my interest in the sport!
Is it wrong to want to box now??? Not that I'd make it through a single round, I've got arms like twigs & fists of leaves! Still, it looks kinda fun, in a gruesome manor. Don't fancy a broken nose though...