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  1. UroTrash

    UroTrash Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Just saw it: a very fine movie.

    Don't understand why its not doing well at the box office, I'll take an ill tempered phone tosser to a loonie high school drop out scientology cultist any day!!!

    No kidding, I usually don't get all gooey over male actors, but I have never seen Russell Crowe do ANYTHING bad. He is the real deal.


    My advice: See it, it is up lifting but not corny, and that's hard to do.
     
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  3. Korr

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    Is it as good as Rocky?
     
  4. UroTrash

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    Umm..... different deal all together. Hard to remember Rocky, its been about 30 years.


    BTW, I really liked the Million Dollar Baby as well, although I don't particularly care for boxing.

    I liked it because there was nothing cheap, no sex or nudity or un needed love scenes.... not that there is any thing wrong with gratuitous sex...
     
  5. mrrou

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    I heard it was a good movie..Uro..one question...was kitty fish sticks your date?

    :)
     
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    I was with 9 women.



    Edit: average age:14.
     
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    Missed Virtuosity, did you?
     
  9. UroTrash

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    I suppose I did.
     
  10. Lemke

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    I saw Cinderalla Man just the other day and I thought it was good. Its completely different than Rocky. I dont like Renae Zellwiger(sp?) but Russel Crowe was really good.
     
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    Haha, I didn't. We just black out that section of Crowes life. This movie wasn't a Gladiator, but it was a good movie. I grew up with my grandfather talking about the old boxing days of 1920's and 1930's, so seeing it on the screen was interesting. If you havn't seen it and you have a free afternoon, I would go. My girl friend thought it was terrible, but I ignore her opinion on stuff like this, I am not dating her for her intellectual ability. Go see it.
     
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  13. mrrou

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    that'll be our little secret..
     
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    I haven't seen Cinderella yet but look forward to it (seen clips). Rocky against the Russian was the best after the 1st movie. Russell Crowe has never been all that to me as an actor or athlete. Fighting in a pro arena may have been too much physical demand for this actor. "A Beautiful Mind" is great but to box w/ pro attitude? Crowe should have gotten into shape like Stallone did to make a great movie.
     
  15. alanhenson

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    Very good movie. Not as good as Million Dollar Baby. Just take a look at the average american and you can see why they don't go see Cindarella Man. Much too smart of a movie them. Even lss people saw Million DOllar Baby I believe.
     
  16. ryalex

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    Cinderella Man was great. Like Uro mentioned, it's family-clean (although the promoter uses the Lord's name too much). Great fights!

    It was moving for me to see the poverty and the sacrifices. It was especially poignant for me, and made me appreciate the miraculous place I am in life.

    Also a great and pertinent theme was to see the dynamics of the husband/wife relationships in the movie. How the wife not believing in the husband causes her fear of failure to become apparent. There's nothing that can crush a man like an unsupportive wife.

    The single most heartwrenching scene for me was watching Crowe's character, formerly wealthy and a business owner, have to beg from his old friends - literally with a hat, crying.

    The last thing I think worth mentioning was the contrast between Crowe and his buddy who doesn't preservere, becomes self destructive, and ends up getting trampled in a ghetto, leaving a wife and child behind. Poor choices and lack of faith let him go. I've seen that in my own life, as I've chosen to struggle and get out of situations other [extended] family members wallow in and never progress.
     
  17. AntonyR

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    It was one of the most amazing movies I have seen in awhile. It was crazy how his life changed in the drop of a hat, but what made it a great movie was what he did for his family


    Antony
     
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    It definately was a good movie, as I have seen every boxing movie ever made. I felt guilty after seeing the movie, thinking that I waste so much money on cars. It really makes me greatful that I have the ability to own a Ferrari!
     
  19. ryalex

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    I know what you mean. Right now I'm going through a recruiting process, and they are treating me embarassingly well. When I saw the poverty in that movie, it was a stark slap-in-the-face reminder that the things I've been haggling and debating over (moderate differences in pay, perks, etc between firms) in my job decision are totally unimportant compared to basic needs, which would be met by any of them.
     
  20. kizdan

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    It was an amazing movie, one of the best I've seen in a long time.


     

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