We went to see cinderella man a few days ago,
I thought it was fantastic, my wife didn't care
for the violent boxing scenes. Russel crowe might
be a violent dickhead, but he can act.
I thought one interesting aspect of the movie was
how it compared to seabiscuit, another 'true' sports
movie that occured around the turning point of the
depression. In seabiscuit, it was a horse that helped
heal it's owner and jockey and cutaway scenes showed
various federal programs helping the nation get back
on it's feet. tres pro-roosevelt/government.
Cinderella man focused on a man who scorns government
help until he is at his absolute nadir, then when he gets
back on his feet he pays the government back. Ron Howard
seemed to make the point that it wasn't evil corporations that
brought on the depression, but maybe just bad luck. It
wasn't just the government that got us out of the depression,
but hard work and self-reliance. These were two similar
themed movies, but I thought they showed two very different
worldviews. They were both good movies, but CM was better.