“I seen a couple of boxing bouts on the TV. Enough to know a man don’t lose when he gets knocked down, but when he won’t get up. If there’s one thing I know about you, it’s…you ain’t afraid to get hit.” – Bill Long
Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 May 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A down on his luck former boxer tries to find meaning in his life through religion.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about a few months ago and was quite intrigued to see what it was all about.
Mark Wahlberg is a gרeat actor, but most of his roles are essentially the same.
I really liked the way that this film takes him out of his comfort zone and helps show a character who is at a crossroad in life and wishes to make things even better for himself and those around him.
Wahlberg really lets himself go here and that is quite applaudable.
The film is able to mix together drama with some humor that helps keep it all so grounded throughout.
The fact that this is base don a true story also adds so much to the weight of things despite the fact that it’s obvious that certain aspects have been Hollywoodicized.
The film has a great message and it truly manages to stay true to itself even when it might seem easier to deviate to areas which might make the story more entertaining, but they still chose the high road along the way.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Mark Wahlberg ended up funding the project himself after being turned down by several studios. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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