History Film / TheFighter

8th Oct '17 5:54:38 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* LowerClassLout: The Eklund sisters are a shining example of New England townie trash, and anyone from the Merrimack Valley will tell you that [[RealityIsUnrealistic absolutely nothing about them was exaggerated or embellished.]]
20th Jun '17 12:24:44 AM KYCubbie
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An acclaimed 2010 film by director Creator/DavidORussell, based on the life of Lowell boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, a major figure in international boxing from the late 1990s until his retirement in 2003.

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An acclaimed 2010 film by director Creator/DavidORussell, based on the life of Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, a major figure in international boxing from the late 1990s until his retirement in 2003.



* BerserkButton: Whatever you do...do NOT call Charlene a "skank". '''Ever.'''

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* BerserkButton: Whatever you do... do NOT call Charlene a "skank". '''Ever.'''



* BrokenPedestal: Dicky is this for his younger brother Micky. The movie gives an almost lampshading near the end of the film.

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* BrokenPedestal: Dicky is this for his younger brother Micky. The movie gives an almost lampshading a near-{{lampshad|eHanging}}ing near the end of the film.



* ChekhovsSkill: Micky's One Two Punch. Lampshaded and Discussed following Micky's fight with Sanchez.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Micky's One Two Punch. Lampshaded and Discussed discussed following Micky's fight with Sanchez.



* MeaningfulEcho: After the opening fight in which Ward is badly injured fighting in a weight class too heavy for him, the climatic fight is preceded by an official weighing that establishes that he is going to be in the appropriate class for him.

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* MeaningfulEcho: After the opening fight in which Ward is badly injured fighting in a weight class too heavy for him, the climatic climactic fight is preceded by an official weighing that establishes that he is going to be in the appropriate class for him.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The film ends with Ward's first title win and only mentions his true Crowning Moment Of Awesome - the legendary three-bout series with the late Arturo Gatti - in footnotes at the movie's end. Creator/MarkWahlberg and Creator/DavidORussell have mentioned that they are considering making the Gatti story into a sequel.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The film ends with Ward's first title win and only mentions his true Crowning Moment Of Awesome - the legendary three-bout series with the late Arturo Gatti Gatti[[note]](the final three bouts of the real-life Ward's career)[[/note]] - in footnotes at the movie's end. Creator/MarkWahlberg and Creator/DavidORussell have mentioned that they are considering making the Gatti story into a sequel.



** MelissaLeo is only about decade older than Creator/MarkWahlberg and Creator/ChristianBale.

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** MelissaLeo Creator/MelissaLeo is only about a decade older than Creator/MarkWahlberg and Creator/ChristianBale.



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Bale's performance has received so much acclaim that he's mostly talked about, when Mark Walhberg is the main star and plays the main character, while Bale is in a supporting role. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], as seen in the LeaningOnTheFourthWall quote on the main page. Melissa Leo and Amy Adams also got more attention and praise for their performances than Wahlberg.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Bale's performance has received so much acclaim that he's mostly talked about, when Mark Walhberg is the main star and plays the main character, while Bale is in a supporting role. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, as seen in the LeaningOnTheFourthWall quote on the main page. Melissa Leo and Amy Adams also got more attention and praise for their performances than Wahlberg.
7th Mar '17 12:16:01 AM creader
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* DyeingForYourArt:
** Creator/ChristianBale [[Film/TheMachinist yet again]] lost a huge amount of weight for a role.
** Creator/MarkWahlberg trained every day for ''four years'' waiting for the film to escape DevelopmentHell. He wound up building a boxing gym at his house to make it easier.



* {{Fanservice}}: For the girls, shirtless and sweaty Micky; for the fellas, Amy Adams in a BlackBraAndPanties.

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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
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For the girls, shirtless and sweaty Micky; for the fellas, Amy Adams in a BlackBraAndPanties.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/DarrenAronofsky was originally attached to direct. He did remain on the film, serving as an executive producer. In a curious twist, Creator/DavidORussell wound up nominated for Best Director against Aronofsky (nominated for ''Film/BlackSwan'') at the 2011 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/DarrenAronofsky was originally attached to direct. He did remain on the film, serving as an executive producer. In a curious twist, Creator/DavidORussell wound up nominated for Best Director against Aronofsky (nominated for ''Film/BlackSwan'') at the 2011 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.
7th Mar '17 12:13:20 AM creader
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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]

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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]CallingTheOldWomanOut
2nd Sep '15 9:12:26 AM RushLimborg
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* MyEyesAreUpHere: Charlene's first words to Micky.
--> "Are you just gonna stand there and stare at my ass?"
23rd Aug '15 11:29:22 AM RushLimborg
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* BareYourMidriff: Charlene's intro scene has her in a crop top.



* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/AmyAdams as Charlene.
18th Aug '15 10:37:57 AM RushLimborg
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* BerserkButton: Whatever you do...do NOT call Charlene a "skank". '''Ever.'''
20th May '15 5:11:04 PM nombretomado
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Starring Creator/MarkWahlberg as Micky, Creator/ChristianBale as Dicky, Melissa Leo as Alice, and Creator/AmyAdams as Charlene. Was nominated for seven {{Academy Award}}s, with Bale and Leo winning for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

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Starring Creator/MarkWahlberg as Micky, Creator/ChristianBale as Dicky, Melissa Leo as Alice, and Creator/AmyAdams as Charlene. Was nominated for seven {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, with Bale and Leo winning for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
18th May '15 5:39:19 PM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/DarrenAronofsky was originally attached to direct. He did remain on the film, serving as an executive producer. In a curious twist, Creator/DavidORussell wound up nominated for Best Director against Aronofsky (nominated for ''Film/BlackSwan'') at the 2011 AcademyAwards.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/DarrenAronofsky was originally attached to direct. He did remain on the film, serving as an executive producer. In a curious twist, Creator/DavidORussell wound up nominated for Best Director against Aronofsky (nominated for ''Film/BlackSwan'') at the 2011 AcademyAwards.UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s.
21st Mar '15 5:34:44 AM kchishol
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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Micky has seven sisters and a brother.

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Micky has seven sisters and a brother. brother.
* MeaningfulEcho: After the opening fight in which Ward is badly injured fighting in a weight class too heavy for him, the climatic fight is preceded by an official weighing that establishes that he is going to be in the appropriate class for him.
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