Yesterday Teena and I went to see The Fighter. Life story of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward and his trainer brother Dick Eklund, chronicling the brothers' early days on the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts through Eklund's battle with drugs and Ward's eventual world championship in London.
This was a very enjoyable movie. It's a boxing picture which focuses mostly on the relationship of Mickey Ward (Mark Walberg) with his drug addicted brother Dick Eklund (Christian Bale) and the rest of his dysfunctional family.
It is said that Christian Bale lost 30 pounds for the role. He looked it. hard to believe this skinny anemic person was Batman. I feel too he should get a best Supporting Actor nomination for his role.
The fights scenes were great and the plot never slowed. This is a movie which benefits from being seen on the big screen. I give it an 8 out of 10.
Been a good month for movies for me.
Read Teena's review here.