Ross' Review of The Fighter
This film struck me as damn charming and damn realistic. The whole town is incredible, Bale's character is funny as balls, and the family reminds me a lot of the big, manipulative families I've grown up with. Nobody's family is normal, and at least this one looked like it came out of real life - no gloss or sugar coating. No model physiques or people looking way too good for the role they're playing. The term "boxing drama" paints this film in a far too bland and boring hue. It's a unique glimpse into the lives of how townies actually behave, haha. My town has it's own junkie, even - and looks/acts/sounds just like Bale's character.