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Cinderella Man (2005)
IMDb Rating 8.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Russell Crowe Jim Braddock
Renée Zellweger Mae Braddock
Paul Giamatti Joe Gould
Craig Bierko Max Baer
Paddy Considine Mike Wilson
Bruce McGill Jimmy Johnston
David Huband Ford Bond
Connor Price Jay Braddock
Ariel Waller Rosemarie Braddock
Patrick Louis Howard Braddock
Renee Zellweger
Plot
Cinderella Man is a wholesome slice of old-fashioned Americana, offering welcomed relief from the shallowness of many summer blockbusters. In dramatizing the legendary Depression-era comeback of impoverished boxer Jim Braddock, director Ron Howard benefits from another superb collaboration with his A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe, whose portrayal of Braddock is simultaneously warm, noble, and tenacious without resorting to even the slightest hint of sentimental melodrama. The desperate struggle of the Depression is more keenly felt here than it was in Seabiscuit, and Howard shows its economic impact in ways that strengthen the bonds between Braddock, his supportive wife (Renée Zellweger) and three young children, and his loyal manager (Paul Giamatti); all are forced to make sacrifices leading up to Braddock's title bout against heavyweight champion Max Baer (Craig Bierko) in one of greatest boxing matches in the history of the sport. Boasting the finest production design, cinematography and editing that Hollywood can offer, this is a feel-good film that never begs for your affection; it's just good, classical American filmmaking, brimming with qualities of decency and fortitude that have grown all too rare in the big-studio mainstream. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Biography; Drama; Sport
Director Ron Howard
Producer Brian Grazer; Ron Howard
Writer Cliff Hollingsworth; Akiva Goldsman
Studio Universal Studios
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 145 mins
Movie Release Date 6/3/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 598
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/28/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192211928
Release Date 12/6/2005
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
Feature Commentary with Writer Akiva Goldsman
Feature Commentary with Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Ron Howard
Ringside Seats - The filmmakers give a blow-by-blow commentary on the original Baer-Braddock fight.
The Man, The Movie, The Legend: A Filmmaking Journey - Director Ron Howard and actor Russell Crowe discuss the intricate process of transforming Russell Crowe into Jim Braddock
Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind the Legend - Braddock's greatest fans comment on the man and the myth behind this American hero.
The Fight Card: Casting 'Cinderella Man' - Uncover the process that resulted in one of the finest all-star casts.
For the Record: A History in Boxing - Go back in boxing history with legendary trainer Angelo Dundee
Cinderella Man Gallery Presented by Kodak
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