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Southpaw (2015)

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Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Wills to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.

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Jordan Mains (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
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Hoppy
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Miguel 'Magic' Escobar
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Keith 'Buzzsaw' Brady
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As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.

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Believe In Hope.


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Rated R for language throughout, and some violence | See all certifications »

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24 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Revancha  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,701,294 (USA) (24 July 2015)

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$52,418,902 (USA) (30 October 2015)
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Trivia

The song that plays at the end of this film, "Wise Man" by Frank Ocean, was originally written to be in Django Unchained (2012). Quentin Tarantino wasn't able to find a scene to place the song in, so it was eventually scrapped from the final cut. See more »

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The bell rings when the referee is counting 9 and Miguel is saved from a KO. In reality, once the referee starts the 10 count, the bell cannot save you (WBF rule #4.6). But Escobar was already up before the ten count. The 'Saved by the bell' said by the commentator is merely an opinion that if the bell wasn't rung Escobar couldn't have survived another hit from Billy. See more »

Quotes

Billy Hope: What are you trying to ask me?
Tick Wills: What happened?
Billy Hope: I don't fucking... I just told you...
Tick Wills: What did you do?
Billy Hope: Why you keep asking me that question?
Tick Wills: What happened?
Billy Hope: I just told you what happened.
Tick Wills: Why?
Billy Hope: I can't tell you why. What do you mean, why?
Tick Wills: Nevermind. You can't even hear the question.
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About as Generic as a Boxing Movie could be!
24 July 2015 | by (www.simplefilmreviews.com) – See all my reviews

This will be short, Southpaw is about as straightforward as you would expect from a boxing movie. A once great fighter falls into despair only to be given another chance at redemption in some sort of title fight. This movie hit just about every single plot point you would expect it to. And that's what makes Southpaw feel so dull and unengaging, it holds too few surprises. He gets beaten down again and again only to find redemption later in the movie just as expected. This is the type of movie where if you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie, period!

But to no surprise, however, Jake Gyllenhaal is the saving grace of the movie (the 5/10 score would certainly be lower if he had not been in this movie). He is physically committed (looks like a complete beast), but is also able to bring the necessary emotional state the character required. If he had not been in the movie, this would have been a complete disaster. He totally fit the role of the down on his luck boxer, but more importantly hit the role of the damaged father even better. And even though we know exactly what is coming to our 'hero', the performance by Gyllenhaal makes it seem a tad more enjoyable.

At the end of the day, you've seen a ton of movies like Southpaw. You could probably predict the ending of the story based on the trailers alone. Even though Jake Gyllenhaal gives it his all, the movie can't help but fail because of the extremely generic script.

Instead, go watch The Wrestler again!


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