Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David O. Russell|
|Produced by||David Hoberman
|Screenplay by||Scott Silver
|Story by||Keith Dorrington
|Music by||Michael Brook|
|Cinematography||Hoyte van Hoytema|
|Editing by||Pamela Martin|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures (US/UK)|
The Fighter is a real story and it feels authentic. A truthful portrait of a family–raw, unflinching and sometimes even funny–but always honest and that is what makes it brilliant. David O. Russel had a paint by numbers story–yet by focusing on the unique characters and their relationship with each other–he elevates this film and creates a masterpiece.
What also helps is the pitch perfect cast. Every single performance is dead on– from the scary sisters to the faithful old coach–everyone on screen shines. None brighter than Christian Bale–WOW! If you do not know I am an avid Bale fan–love, love, love him :)–so for me it’s about time! And he is totally amazing!
You do not have to be into boxing to appreciate this story because it is so much more than that. But it does give you a reason to stand up and cheer!