Cinderella Man - Movie Review


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Once a week my boyfriend and I will sit down to watch a movie. Every time we do, we run into the problem of what to watch. This movie Cinderella Man was an easy pick for both of us. A five star rating indeed!

Cinderella Man (2005 Release)

Starring Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, and Paul Giamatti.

Cinderella Man is just a given for both of us. Russell Crowe stars as James Braddock. The story takes place in the 1930's, during the Great Depression. Braddock is stricken as hard by the Depression as the rest of the working world. When forced to take Public Relief and faced with losing his family, driven by his determination and the love of his family, Braddock once again rises to the top. The underlying motivation for him being first his family, and then the determination to succeed is truly inspirational. A simple man, he does whatever it takes to keep his family together and to put food on the table.

The reason I can watch this movie over and over is because of the TRUE “feel good" nature of the film. My boyfriend will say he loves the film due to the fact that it portrays a chivalry that no longer exists, and that Cinderella Man is one of the few movies that he can say portrays a “true" hero.

At the end of the movie, you are left with a warm feeling, a feeling that will stay with you for awhile. I definitely recommend this movie for movie night! It gets a five star rating from me, and is beyond rating for him.

Happy Movie Watching!

Josie is an avid movie watcher, video game player, and all around media geek. Check out movie reviews and more at her website:


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