The movie “The Fighter”, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams has been nominated for a 2011 Oscar for Best Motion Picture, along with Oscars for various individual achievement categories.
“The Fighter” is rated R for language, drug content, some violence and sexuality.
“The Fighter” Movie Review
I am a sucker for sports movies, because sports movies almost always portray the scenario of an underdog challenger to the champion, or to the favorite, and the movie is almost always about how the challenger overcomes the overwhelming challenges and succeeds in outdoing the expectations, usually ending with the unexpected defeat of the favorite by the underdog. I can’t get enough of such movies, because, to me, that is what life is about; Working hard, believing in yourself, and surpassing expectations. And that is what sports is about, especially individual sports, but team sports as well.
“The Fighter” is based on a true story of an Irish boxer, Mickey Ward, and his brother who helped train him before he went pro.
Dicky, the brother played by Christian Bale, trains his younger half brother to box, but really he focuses more on himself. Dicky was once a reasonably successful boxer, and does not let anybody forget it. Now, he has suffered through a crack addiction, and fails to realize how he has held his brother, and the rest of his family, back as they let him hog the limelight and they let him put his concerns first ahead of theirs. Even when training Mickey, played by Mark Wahlberg, he was spending more time and energy promoting himself, as if he was trying to make a comeback.
When Dickey is taken out by an arrest for his drug use, Mickey finally comes out from behind Dickey’s shadow. Mickey finally begins to assert himself, as he has a new girlfriend, Charlene, played by Amy Adams, decides he has just one more shot and he has to make the best of it. Mickey trains hard and works seriously at making his comeback.
Through the second half of the movie we follow Mickey in his training and in his rise through the ranks of fights. Through his pure grit and determination to train and fight, Mickey overcomes all the odds and becomes a successful boxer, defeating his opponents, even for the title.
Mickey is the underdog, and his story is a knockout. He works hard, he finally believes in himself, he succeeds.
While Dickey, the drug addict brother, lets his poor choices and addiction control his life, and ultimately destroy it, his younger brother Mickey eventually decides to take control of his destiny. Mickey makes the smart choices, removes himself from the surroundings of his bad influences, and decides he wants to succeed. Mickey figures out where he wants to go, and knows what he must do to get there. And he takes control of his life, and he directs his own destiny.
This is what Green Smoke electric cigarettes is really all about. Make the smart choices. Take control of your own destiny and remove your negative influences so that you can succeed.