A Fighting Man / Serce do walki (2014)

A_Fighting_Man_Serce_do_walki 2014Gatunek.: Dramat, LEKTOR.PL

OPiS: Niepokonany, lecz tragicznie doświadczony, wypalony bokser Sailor O’Connor (Dominic Purcell) jest złamanym człowiekiem. Gdy pojawia się szansa powrotu na ring, Sailor się jej chwyta. Jego przeciwnik jest młodszy i szybszy, lecz z pomocą swojego dawnego zespołu (Michael Ironside i James Caan) Sailor podejmuje wyzwanie. Musi stawić czoła swoim wewnętrznym demonom albo zginąć, nie umiejąc się poddać i starając się za wszelką cenę utrzymać na nogach podczas krwawej, brutalnej walki w ringu. W pozostałych rolach występują Louis Gossett Jr., Kim Coates i Famke Janssen, a także pojawia się Freddie Roach.

PLOT: „The best we can do is to forgive ourselves.” Sailor O’Connor (Purcell) is an aging fighter with a past that won’t let him go. He is trying to move on when he is approached by a local promoter for one last fight. After agreeing for the biggest payday he’s ever had he tells his mother and old trainer, neither of whom is happy about it. His opponent is an up and coming young kid with a past he is also trying to change. Together they fight not only each other but the past they can’t forget. As many of you know I am a huge fan of sports movies. Being a lower budget one that not many people have heard of I wasn’t expecting too much from this. I’m not sure if that had any effect on my feelings toward this but I really really enjoyed it. Every other boxing movie I have seen tells the story of the characters then ends with the fight. This one switches between the fighting and the story which I really enjoyed. You see some punches then part of the fighters life which segues beautifully into the break in between rounds. That gives extra meaning to the rest period. I could go on and on about this but I’ll end by saying I highly recommend this. Overall, not sure if it was because I wasn’t expecting something this good but I really enjoyed this. I actually liked it more then The Fighter.