1.31.2011

The Fighter

Matt and I went to the movies Saturday night! He had been wanting to see The Fighter but I wasn't sure if it was a movie that I would really want to see. But I decided to apease him and see it! :) But to my surprise, it was really good!!

The movie is about 2 brothers who were boxers from Massachusetts. It's a lot about boxing but it's also about their family and their life.

Dicky and Micky's mom is their manager and she has 9 kids!! The guys have 7 sisters who still live with their mom and they were my favorite part of the movie! They did so well casting these sisters and then dressing them along with hair and makeup to really play-up the part of being from a small town in Massachusetts in the early 90s!

Amy Adams plays Mickey's girlfriend. She turned out to be a strong character in the movie by being a voice for her boyfriend against his crazy family!

The Fighter has been nominated for many awards including 7 Academy awards! It's rated R so obviously it isn't a movie you would take your family to see. There's a lot of foul language and drugs. But all in all, its a good movie that's based on a true story!

7 comments:

Beth said...

i want to see this movie so bad. i didn't know it was based on a true story until last night while watching the SAG awards the real guy that Christian Bale played walked up on stage with him.

~Debra said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I want to see this movie when it comes out here in Japan but wasn't sure how good it would be. Glad it hear it was good, though.

Matt, Stefan, and Halle Kate said...

you know how I love Marc Wahlberg :)

Lo @ Not Your Average Southern Belle said...

I didn't want to see it either and it was AMAZING! Usually I can't sit still during movies and check the time on my phone a lot... not once during this one!

jenn said...

i'm glad you did a review of the movie.
i've been wanting to see it and i love m. wahlberg and amy adams =)

btw...i love your hair in the picture of your header. gorgeous!!!

mom said...

The sisters in the movie are the actual sisters in real life.

Cortni said...

Conan O'Brien's sister plays Phyllis "Beaver" Eklund in the movie...she is the 2nd from the left in the pic you have.