One thing that you will come to learn about me is that I am a huge Christian Bale fan. So when I first saw the trailer for this film I was hooked, on top of the fact that it looked to be great. Like a modern day Rocky. After watching it I wasn't let down. The film was fantastic and Bales performance stole the show,no doubt,but all of the performances were great as well as the story.
The movie is about Micky (Mark Wahlberg) who is a bum fighter and constantly overshadowed by his ex-boxer and crackhead brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) who trains him. And after incidences occur (I won't spoil it) Micky decides he's better off without his crazy family and crackhead brother and gets a new training partner and actually makes a comeback.
This movie gets 4 stars from me hands down. Totally deserving of all the hype and awards it's won.Trailer below.