southpaw

SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World . Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym. 

PROS

  • Excellent performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams.
  • Interesting and gripping story line.
  • The boxing scenes were shot very well and did a good job of really putting you in the shoes of the fighters.

CONS

  • The movie was a bit predictable .

FAVORITE QUOTES

Billy Hope: When I was twelve years old there was this little girl, she was skinny, she had ratty hair, she had been through it. She stuck with me when I was incarcerated a couple of times, and I knew she was there. I wouldn’t be here without my wife Maureen.

Maureen Hope: Billy Hope knows how to take a punch, but he also drops bombs.

CONCLUSION

SOUTHPAW is an incredible movie about a man who goes from having nothing ,to having everything he desires ,only to have it all taken away. At its core it is a boxing movie , but it goes deeper into the life and trials of Billy Hope .
Jake Gyllenhaal was fully committed to this character , To get into shape for his role he underwent a grueling training routine, working out six hours a day, and completing 14,000 sit ups every week ,he gained 15lbs (33kg) of muscle!

Southpaw may be a little predictable , but that is not a bad thing . You will really get emotionally invested in the main character ,Billy Hope, and go with him through his tough journey .

RATING 

5 out of 5

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BY KAPA187

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2 COMMENTS

  1. the heavyweight boxing champions of the world for close to 50 years have been black, lightweight has also seen the blacks too. In short, boxing is dominated by black athletes. Now here comes hollywood with the jewish white supremacist minds, always trying to potray great champions as white. Rocky, Champ, south paw etc. when last did you see a movie of a black boxer unless he was potrayed as a villain or criminal. see, this is the power of media, hollywood, shaping our minds and still subconsciously trying to deny the fact that the african is the better athlete. they still hope they beat the african and the only place they can do this is through fiction. white supremacy is a problem. Anyway, go and watch these propaganda movies if you like and imerse yourselves in the brainwashing…

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