History Film / TheFighter

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.
26th Oct '14 5:28:25 AM Gesperitia
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Micky's family is incredibly obnoxious and delusional, and tend to say some really hurtful things at the worst possible time, but that doesn't mean they don't genuinely love Micky and want the best for him.
5th Jul '14 8:28:37 PM WJTaylor4
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* MomentKiller: An intended "afternoon delight" between Micky and Charlene is snuffed by Alice and her daughters showing up en masse to tell Charlene off.

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* MomentKiller: An intended "afternoon delight" between Micky and Charlene is snuffed by Alice and her daughters showing up en masse to tell Charlene off. Charlene doesn't take their crap lying down, to put it nicely.
5th Jul '14 8:26:16 PM WJTaylor4
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* BreakTheHaughty: Dicky calls Charlene out on how she acts high and mighty around everyone just because she went to college, even though she never graduated and she's just as much in the gutter as they are.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Dicky calls Charlene out on how she acts high and mighty around everyone just because she went to college, even though she never graduated and she's just as much in the gutter as they are. Charlene just throws it right back at Dicky by reminding him that he's not half the man he (or his delusional mother) thinks he is.
5th Jul '14 8:25:05 PM WJTaylor4
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As our story opens in 1993, Micky is a struggling boxer in a working class Lowell neighbourhood. He is perennially in the shadow of his older brother Dicky Eklund, whose claim to fame as a boxer was knocking down Sugar Ray Leonard in a single fight in the late 1970s (despite the fact that Sugar Ray got back up and won). Dicky has since fallen on hard times, becoming addicted to drugs and generally a screwup; he's being followed by an HBO documentary crew that is supposedly documenting his "comeback" (but is in fact using him to make an documentary on substance abuse). Micky, who is depending on his brother to be his trainer, is becoming increasingly annoyed with his brother and his manager-mother Alice. Micky also takes an interest in barkeep Charlene, who thinks Micky is being exploited and neglected by his family.

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As our story opens in 1993, Micky is a struggling boxer in a working class Lowell neighbourhood. He is perennially in the shadow of his older brother Dicky Eklund, whose claim to fame as a boxer was knocking down Sugar Ray Leonard in a single fight in the late 1970s (despite the fact that Sugar Ray got back up and won). Dicky has since fallen on hard times, becoming addicted to drugs and generally a screwup; he's being followed by an HBO documentary crew that is supposedly documenting his "comeback" (but is in fact using him to make an documentary on substance abuse). Micky, who is depending on his brother to be his trainer, is becoming increasingly annoyed with his brother and his manager-mother Alice. Micky also takes an interest in barkeep Charlene, who thinks Micky is being exploited and neglected by his family.
family. Naturally, his family dislikes Charlene and his bitchy, overbearing mother and sisters try to keep the two of them apart.
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