The Fighter Clips: Boxing Day

fighter300If there’s a sport that has had it’s fair share of cinema outings, then it’s boxing. Some have been better than others, but the latest tale of the tape looks very promising indeed. The Fighter stars Mark Wahlberg, a ravaged Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Incidentally, it’s nice to see Miss Adams playing a gritty role again following ditzy outings in Julie & Julia and Leap Year. The film is the true story of two boxing legends. Dicky Ecklund (Bale) is a former boxing legend whose life has become shattered by drug abuse whilst Micky Ward (Wahlberg), his half brother, has become the town’s fighter and fading hope for a champion. But with Micky losing fight after punishing fight, it takes iron-willed Charlene (Adams), to help him split with his family, pursue his own interests and train without his criminal brother. The Fighter is in cinemas on Friday 2nd February.