Went to see “The Fighter”

Author: Denise Masino
February 13, 2011

I went to see “The Fighter” last night and really enjoyed watching this movie. Everything about the story telling felt honest and truthful in a way that only real life and real people can be. Mark Wahlberg is a wonderful actor and his performance reminded me of Matt Damon’s role in “Invictus” which I also enjoyed. But then again, I am a sucker for movies that involve athletic pursuits that give a glimpse of how hard it is to be a champion in sports and in life. The fact that this is based on a true story makes this movie all the more interesting to me.  And the onscreen performances of Christian Bale and Melissa Leo absolutely deserve the Oscar for their supporting roles, I think they stole the show. This is another must see movie in my humble O.

3 Responses to “Went to see “The Fighter””

  1. blacknblue Says:

    I agree, excellent movie. Bale in particular is amazing; I couldn’t believe that the same man who plays Batman was a strung out druggie ex boxer. Yet there he was, playing the role to perfection. Performance of the year imo.

    What did you think of Amy Adams, Denise? I thought she did OK, but not well enough to garner the nominations she has.

  2. Denise Masino Says:

    Im with you blacknblue man. Not a fan of Bale in the Batman movie at all but I loved his performance in The Fighter and right now he is my pick for supporting actor. I like Amy Adams but I loved Leo, amazing performance. I love watching great acting.

  3. blacknblue Says:

    Will you be online during Oscar night? I’d love to see your tweets as the winners are announced.

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