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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Underdog Wins Again

Most moviegoers enjoy cheering for the underdog. No wonder Hollywood makes so many films based on this popular theme. The success of motion pictures like “Seabiscuit,” “Rocky” and “Million Dollar Baby” can be attributed in large part to their emphasis on overcoming almost impossible odds in order to achieve a goal. “Cinderella Man,” director Ron Howard’s biopic about Depression Era boxer James Braddock, wrings every bit of emotion out of this tried-and-true storyline. Fortunately, it does so with considerable style and heart. At the Sneak Preview on Sunday night, almost everyone in the audience (including me) applauded at the end of this terrific movie. (Full review to be posted soon on www.ReelTalkReviews.com.)

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