Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Seersucker Suit Movie Review - The Fighter




I've heard a lot of good things about The Fighter.  I've heard these good things from both males and females.  TEN mentioned that he wanted to see this movie, and I happily agreed. 

I like Mark Wahlberg.  I think he's a great actor.  Granted, he usually plays the same type of character...a little rough around the edges...but very likeable.  He's a hell of a lot better actor than he was a rapper/singer/dancer/whatever it was that he was.  In case you need a reminder, watch this:



Anyway, back to the movie.  I was a bit worried that it may be a bit like Cinderella Man.  A fighter.  Isn't winning.  Something happens.  He starts winning again.  You know what I'm talking about. 

And although that is pretty much what happens, the story is still one worth watching.  It's a true story about Micky Ward, which makes the movie all the more interesting, but also all the more heart breaking.  Especially the side story of his brother, Dicky Ecklund.  It was hard to watch at times.  The first half of the movie had me up and down to the kitchen.  Still paying attention, but not wanting to be too "close" to the situation. 

I'm torn on how to rate this movie.  Because it certainly wasn't an original story, although it was true one.  I had a hard time watching the first half of the movie, but that was because it disturbed me and saddened me so.  That means the movie was a success, right?  Even more of a success because I was smiling in the end.  Right?

Here is the trailer for the movie.  BUT, I DON'T RECOMMEND WATCHING IT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THE MOVIE.  I didn't see it before hand, and I'm glad.  It gives away too much.  I think the reason I was so affected is because I didn't know the story yet.  But you can make your own decision...



So, for being a true story that actually had me yelling at the TV at times.  For having me beaming with pride for Dickie at one point, and Micky a moment later.  For hating a character, and then loving them...all in a span of 20 minutes...I give this movie...


TWO SEERSUCKER SUITS!  I'm sure there are people out there than will argue with me on this one.  But I don't care.  I'm sticking with two.  My life was not changed because I saw this movie.  I didn't learn anything valuable, except to steer clear of crack (which I already knew).  But, if you can suffer through the heartbreak of the first half of the movie, you really will enjoy the second half.

T

11 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Brad and I rented it a month ago and felt the same way.
Too freaking long and it was the same story as Millionaire Dollar Baby.
The family uses the fighter.
I say skip it.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

stick clear of crack! haha YES indeed. i liked the movie tho, i HATE boxing so i wasnt looking forward to watching it but i really liked the dynamics of the characters, the crazy mother, the cracked out brother and the tough girl friend (amy adams impressed me!). its not something that i want to watch again but im glad i saw it :) xoxo jillian

MCW said...

Um. This movie deserved like 10 suits! You crazy girl!

Tote said...

We tried to watch it one night, and then some people stopped by, we never finished it. I heard the actors were great. I hate to see people fighting, that is the only thing!

Susan

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

i loved this movie! i agree, i didn't really learn anything... but it was entertaining and a great story. it was something the boy and i could watch together, which i always love!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I LOVED this movie. I thought the music was great and I must admit that I have a total crush on Marky Mark! xx

Jess said...

I LOVED this movie!! Seriously, loved it. And, no joke - if Mark Wahlberg wanted to have babies with me, I would totally do it.

BelleinBows said...

I loved The Fighter. I also loved Amy's performance in it. I say it's a must see. Even if it is just for the way it makes you feel.

daphne @ flip flops and pearls said...

Huh....How I not heard of this? LOL

I went to see Bridesmaids on Sunday- hilarious!

REBrown said...

I love me some Marky Mark and the funky bunch!

Bink said...

I liked the movie... Now here's my disclaimer. I don't know why but I really *detest* Amy Adams. I think I would have like the movie more if she wasn't in it, but that may not be true because she was a little trashy and I felt that suited her.