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Cinderella Man (2005)

Sports Drama
144 min.
Release Date
June 3, 2005
DVD Release Date
December 6, 2005 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
144 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense boxing violence and some language

Russell Crowe stars in the story inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, a once-promising light heavyweight boxer forced into retirement after a string of losses in the ring. As the nation enters the darkest years of the Great Depression, Braddock accepts a string of dead-end jobs to support his wife, Mae (Renee Zellweger), and their children, while never totally abandoning his dream of boxing again. Thanks to a last-minute cancellation,... Full synopsis »

MOVIE REVIEW

Some call Ron Howard a boring director. Others call Russell Crowe an arrogant bastard. Regardless, when the two get together they make pretty good movies. "Cinderella Man," about the rise, fall and comeback of Depression-era boxer James Braddock, is a mini-triumph in the summer season - not necessarily award-winning but well-done from beginning to end. Full movie review »
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