History Film / CinderellaMan

12th Mar '16 2:20:14 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Cinderella Man''''' is an American film released in 2005, directed by Creator/RonHoward, starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/ReneeZellweger, Creator/PaulGiamatti and Craig Bierko. It loosely follows the story of RealLife boxing champion James J. Braddock, aka "Cinderella Man" (played by Russell Crowe). It was an uplifting underdog story, set in a time when the country very much needed one.

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'''''Cinderella Man''''' ''Cinderella Man'' is an American film released in 2005, directed by Creator/RonHoward, starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/ReneeZellweger, Creator/PaulGiamatti and Craig Bierko. It loosely follows the story of RealLife boxing champion James J. Braddock, aka "Cinderella Man" (played by Russell Crowe). It was an uplifting underdog story, set in a time when the country very much needed one.
24th Feb '16 8:31:43 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Max Baer, who, as described above, was actually a generally nice guy in real life.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Max Baer, who, as described above, was actually a generally nice guy in real life.life and was horrified by the death of one of his opponents, going so far as to donate 15 000 dollars to the man's wife. His children were outraged at the portrayal in the film.
4th Nov '15 2:02:02 PM bt8257
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'''''Cinderella Man''''' is an American film released in 2005, directed by Creator/RonHoward, starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/ReneeZellweger, Creator/PaulGiamatti and Craig Bierko. It loosely follows the story of RealLife boxing champion James J Braddock, aka "Cinderella Man" (played by Russell Crowe). It was an uplifting underdog story, set in a time when the country very much needed one.

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'''''Cinderella Man''''' is an American film released in 2005, directed by Creator/RonHoward, starring Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/ReneeZellweger, Creator/PaulGiamatti and Craig Bierko. It loosely follows the story of RealLife boxing champion James J J. Braddock, aka "Cinderella Man" (played by Russell Crowe). It was an uplifting underdog story, set in a time when the country very much needed one.




* AmazingFreakingGrace - Joe [[SarcasmMode whistles "Danny Boy" while Jim is preparing for his fight]] against Baer.

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\n* AmazingFreakingGrace - AmazingFreakingGrace: Joe [[SarcasmMode whistles "Danny Boy" while Jim is preparing for his fight]] against Baer.



* CaliforniaDoubling - Toronto doubles for New York
* CasualtyInTheRing - Baer's killed two opponents in the ring (in RealLife, only one and, contrary to the movie depiction, he felt ''really'' bad about it).
* TheDeterminator - Jim, especially in the last fight of the movie.
* EvenEvilHasStandards - Subverted; Baer initially appears to be uncomfortable about potentially leaving Braddock's family without a father, and offers to go easy on him if he doesn't put up too much of a fight. After Braddock turns that offer down though, it soon becomes obvious that in reality Baer has absolutely no problem with killing him, and that his offer to go easy was more than likely a psychological tactic.

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* CaliforniaDoubling - CaliforniaDoubling: Toronto doubles for New York
York.
* CasualtyInTheRing - Baer's CasualtyInTheRing: Baer killed two opponents in the ring (in RealLife, only one and, contrary to the movie depiction, he felt ''really'' bad about it).
* TheDeterminator - TheDeterminator: Jim, especially in the last fight of the movie.
* EvenEvilHasStandards - Subverted; EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. Baer initially appears to be uncomfortable about potentially leaving Braddock's family without a father, and offers to go easy on him if he doesn't put up too much of a fight. After Braddock turns that offer down though, it soon becomes obvious that in reality Baer has absolutely no problem with killing him, and that his offer to go easy was more than likely a psychological tactic.



* GroinAttack - Twice Max goes below the belt on Braddock.

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* GroinAttack - GroinAttack: Twice Max goes below the belt on Braddock.



* ItHasBeenAnHonor - Joe essentially says this before the fight against Baer.
* {{Jerkass}} - Max Baer.
* OhCrap - Joe when seeing Baer with murder in his eyes. Even the crowd reacts to it.

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* ItHasBeenAnHonor - ItHasBeenAnHonor: Joe essentially says this before the fight against Baer.
* {{Jerkass}} - {{Jerkass}}: Max Baer.
* OhCrap - OhCrap: Joe when seeing Baer with murder in his eyes. Even the crowd reacts to it.



** Art Lasky gets a Oh Crap moment when Jim merely smiles after taking his best shot.
* OscarBait - Unfortunately due to the timing of its release, it was overlooked for most awards, but did get consideration for Best Supporting Actor for Paul Giamatti. He did not win the Oscar, but did at least win a SAG Award.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh - One of Braddock's opponents is unnerved when Braddock smiles after taking a hard punch to the face.
* RagsToRiches - A story that captivates a down-trodden and destitute country.
* RealPersonCameo - The neighbor, Sara, is played by Rosemarie [=DeWitt=], Jimmy Braddock's RealLife granddaughter. An unusual example, in that [=DeWitt=] is a professional actress with a thriving career.
* RecycledTrailerMusic - The lack of box office success allows many trailers to reuse the music without as much recognition as other often-recycled scores. It made an appearance as the background music to NBC's final piece about luger Nodar Kumaritashvili from Georgia, who died in a training accident, right before the 2010 Olympics began.
* RousingSpeech - Joe is good at giving these in an unusually understated manner.

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** Art Lasky gets a Oh Crap moment when Jim merely smiles after taking a shot that knocks his best shot.
mouthpiece out.
* OscarBait - OscarBait: Unfortunately due to the timing of its release, it was overlooked for most awards, but did get consideration for Best Supporting Actor for Paul Giamatti. He did not win the Oscar, but did at least win a SAG Award.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh - One of Braddock's opponents PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Lasky is unnerved when Braddock smiles after taking a hard punch to shot that knocks his mouthpiece out, then promptly the face.
crap beaten out of him by Braddock.
* RagsToRiches - RagsToRiches: A story that captivates a down-trodden and destitute country.
* RealPersonCameo - RealPersonCameo: The neighbor, Sara, is played by Rosemarie [=DeWitt=], Jimmy Braddock's RealLife granddaughter. An unusual example, in that [=DeWitt=] is a professional actress with a thriving career.
* RecycledTrailerMusic - RecycledTrailerMusic: The lack of box office success allows many trailers to reuse the music without as much recognition as other often-recycled scores. It made an appearance as the background music to NBC's final piece about luger Nodar Kumaritashvili from Georgia, who died in a training accident, right before the 2010 Olympics began.
* RousingSpeech - RousingSpeech: Joe is good at giving these in an unusually understated manner.



* SecondPersonAttack - Used for dramatic effect all throughout the fight scenes.
* SchmuckBait - During the Baer fight, Max has Jim in a headlock. Joe taunts Max, and it gives Jim the chance to slip out of the headlock and land a good shot on Max.

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* SecondPersonAttack - SecondPersonAttack: Used for dramatic effect all throughout the fight scenes.
* SchmuckBait - SchmuckBait: During the Baer fight, Max has Jim in a headlock. Joe taunts Max, and it gives Jim the chance to slip out of the headlock and land a good shot on Max.



* SlasherSmile: A heroic example, Jim gives one to Art Lasky when Lasky hits him hard enough to knock out Jim's mouthguard from his mouth (Jim was bleeding from the mouth a bit, so the smile is a bit more demented than normal).

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* SlasherSmile: A heroic example, Jim gives one to Art Lasky when Lasky hits him so hard enough to knock it knocks out Jim's his mouthguard from his mouth (Jim was bleeding from the mouth a bit, so the smile is a bit more demented than normal).



* UltimateSalesman - Joe.

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* UltimateSalesman - UltimateSalesman: Joe.



25th Oct '15 1:26:01 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* CasualtyInTheRing - Baer's killed two opponents in the ring (in RealLife, only one)

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* CasualtyInTheRing - Baer's killed two opponents in the ring (in RealLife, only one)one and, contrary to the movie depiction, he felt ''really'' bad about it).
11th Apr '15 9:40:29 AM Morgenthaler
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''Cinderella Man'' was a hit with critics (one of the best-reviewed films of that year), but not at the box office (just a $60 million domestic take). There are several theories as to why. When it was released, it [[DuelingMovies was up against]] another [[MillionDollarBaby boxing movie]] that had already garnered much box office success earlier in the year. It was also released in the summer, which critics largely agreed was not the right time for an emotional and evocative OscarBait film like this. Some theories also cite the negative portrayal of Max Baer. The filmmakers took a rather unusual step to boost ticket sales, by offering to refund the ticket cost of anyone who was dissatisfied with the film.

It has made its way to cable, and although it may not be as well-known as some of Howard's [[Film/{{Apollo 13}} other]] [[Film/FrostNixon better-received]] [[Film/ABeautifulMind films]], it is considered equal in quality and may just be able to [[VindicatedbyCable seep back into the public consciousness]] after all. Time will tell.
16th Mar '15 9:25:21 AM SSJGoten
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* GroinAttack - Twice Max goes below the belt on Braddock.



* OhCrap: Joe when seeing Baer with murder in his eyes. Even the crowd reacts to it.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap - Joe when seeing Baer with murder in his eyes. Even the crowd reacts to it.
25th Feb '15 6:42:02 AM SSJGoten
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** Art Lasky gets a Oh Crap moment when Jim merely smiles after taking his best shot.


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* SlasherSmile: A heroic example, Jim gives one to Art Lasky when Lasky hits him hard enough to knock out Jim's mouthguard from his mouth (Jim was bleeding from the mouth a bit, so the smile is a bit more demented than normal).
24th Dec '14 1:45:51 PM DanTheEnigma
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Definitely not to be confused with ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' or the [[Music/Eminem]] song of the same name.

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Definitely not to be confused with ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' or the [[Music/Eminem]] {{Music/Eminem}} song of the same name.
24th Dec '14 1:45:34 PM DanTheEnigma
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Definitely not to be confused with ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''.

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Definitely not to be confused with ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''.
''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' or the [[Music/Eminem]] song of the same name.
9th Aug '14 7:53:13 PM gallium
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The film is loosely based on the real events of Jim Braddock's career. The filmmakers did take some liberties in the name of entertainment value, mostly in the depiction of Max Baer. In the movie, Baer is a true villain, a brutal and unsympathetic {{Jerkass}} who deserves nothing more than to be knocked off his pedestal by the more deserving and hard-working Braddock. This does not differ from press accounts at the time, who used this sensationalized view of Baer to promote his fights. However, all personal accounts from the time (including Braddock himself) have nothing but good things to say about Baer, a kind and earnest man, who made wise-cracks and was generally well-liked. In RealLife, Baer was only responsible for the in-ring death of one man, Frankie Campbell. This incident haunted Baer for the rest of his life, and he actually paid for the education of Campbell's children out of his winnings as a gesture of remorse.



* PunchPunchPunchUhOh

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* PunchPunchPunchUhOhPunchPunchPunchUhOh - One of Braddock's opponents is unnerved when Braddock smiles after taking a hard punch to the face.



* TitleDrop

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* TitleDropTitleDrop - Media of the day really did call Jim Braddock that.
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