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Laramie Movie Scope:
Cinderella Man

Depression era story complements Seabiscuit

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by Patrick Ivers, Film Critic
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Cinderella Man Ė I donít approve of boxing as a sport, but some movies about boxing Ė Raging Bull, The Harder They Fall, Million-Dollar Baby, and the first three Rocky flicks Ė are tremendously fascinating as character studies with dramatic storylines; this movie with Russell Crowe as the pugilist James J. Braddock takes place during the Depression, culminating in the 1935 World Heavy-Weight Championship match against the lethal Max Baer. I didnít know about the result of the match, so the conclusion was surprising for me. Itís very much a story complementary to Seabiscuit.

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Copyright © 2006 Patrick Ivers. All rights reserved.
Reproduced with the permission of the copyright holder.
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