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At 18, Diana has a chip on her shoulder; she's close to expulsion from high school for fighting, her mother is dead, her dad is surly, the popular girls at school set her teeth on edge, she knows men can cause pain. When she picks up her younger brother at a Brooklyn gym where he boxes to please his father, she decides she wants to train. Hector, a coach, reluctantly agrees to teach her. It's soon clear to him that Diana has talent; he pushes her. She spends time with another young fighter, Adrian, who has a girlfriend, but Diana intrigues him and stirs real feelings he tries to articulate. She, too, must accommodate her toughness and ironic detachment to her feelings for him. Written by
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Girlfight is like your grandma's cooking: same old recipe you've tried a million times before somehow transformed into something fresh and new. Try and explain the story to people who haven't seen it yet: a young women from the wrong side of the tracks attempts to improve her lot in life by taking up boxing whilst dealing with a bitter, obstructive father and her growing attraction to a male rival blah blah blah. Watch them roll their eyes and ask to watch it just to play Count-the-Clichés. Yeah, we've seen it all before but I was hypnotized by Girlfight. It works so well because of the superb acting and dialog and the sensitive direction that makes it 'classic', not 'stale'. I avoided this at the cinema because it looked like complete crap but don't make the same mistake I did. Definiately worth a look.
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