Girl fight film critique

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Such was the strength of Kusama's vision that she gained the support of independent producer Maggie Renzi and her longtime partner, John Sayles who not only executive produced the film, but has a cameo appearance in it as a science teacher.

Old angers simmer about the death of their mother. Her home life isn't much better.

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Really hit me. A sparring partner hits Tiny with a sucker punch, and Diana jumps in the ring and clocks him.

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I realized there was no fear in her eyes. Her father wants his kids to do well but is incapable of taking action to help make that happen, possibly because he carries a lot of his own guilt. Really hit me. So he quits, she persuades the trainer Hector Jaime Tirelli to give her a shot, and she graduates to sensational mixed bouts. She's threatened with expulsion. Surprisingly, Miramax professed not to be interested, even though this is the kind of film they normally go after tooth-and-nail. Girlfight isn't overtly concerned with political or feminist implications, and apart from a few exclamations of disgust from the sweat-soaked old-timers, there is no serious agonising about men or women thumping each other in the ring. Diana, who's 18, isn't perfect but will inspire kids to keep practicing and work hard to achieve their goals. Share via Email The other girl-power movie out this week actually fits the boxing term "contender" better. She has no boyfriend, and her few female friends are wary of her volatile nature. One of Girlfight's most notable features is its finely modulated sense of drama. Girlfight United States, Love interest Adrian isn't quite sure what he wants out of life, but he supports Diana as she breaks into a male-dominated world.

However, her propensity for getting into fights has her one demerit away from expulsion. Girlfight isn't overtly concerned with political or feminist implications, and apart from a few exclamations of disgust from the sweat-soaked old-timers, there is no serious agonising about men or women thumping each other in the ring.

She and Tiny live at home with their dad Paul Calderon.

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Rape and getting killed are mentioned in a conversation about life in the projects. So I had to leave the ring and just compose myself and just breathe. In a way, that's because the outcome of the "big bout" isn't all that important. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. And, even though the movie at times echoes the likes of Rocky and Raging Bull , it possesses its own rhythm and approach. For a movie that entered my Sundance screening schedule almost by accident, Girlfight turned out to be one of the festival's highlights. The parents' guide to what's in this movie. She allows events to play out as they might in real life, letting the "chips fall as they may", so to speak. Girlfight is an example of the kind of movie that a director can make when she approaches the project with a single-minded determination and a passion for the project. Girlfight United States, So he quits, she persuades the trainer Hector Jaime Tirelli to give her a shot, and she graduates to sensational mixed bouts. She becomes able to stand up to her father and to open herself up to loving and being loved.

It does not have the boxing movie's classic preoccupation with the experience of losing, or of growing old as a boxer - perhaps simply because the whole subject is so novel. Adults are frequently seen with bottles of beer, but none of the teen characters drinks.

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There's a lot of strong language, especially "f--k" and "s--t," but kids who can handle the language will be rewarded with a lot of food for thought from this character study that doesn't wrap everything in a bow at the end. Tweet After the screening of "Girlfight" at Cannes, I was talking to the two leads: Michelle Rodriguez , who plays Diana, a troubled Brooklyn girl who solves some of her problems by training to become a boxer, and Santiago Douglas , who plays her boyfriend and improbably but with much suspense her rival in the ring. Diana and Adrian kiss a few times and lie in bed together with clothes on. In a way, that's because the outcome of the "big bout" isn't all that important. Her mother has been dead for years and there's a slow-burning, mutual antagonism between Diana and her father Paul Calderon. The movie is stronger because that's such a close call. A minor character has a cigarette tucked behind his ear. As the title implies, the picture tells the story of a would-be girl boxer. One of the film's subplots has Diana developing a romance with a male boxer, Adrian Santiago Douglas. It's her fourth fight this semester. The parents' guide to what's in this movie. And she likes the feeling. Girlfight has a hard side, because it's about characters who have been dealt a bad hand by life, but it is ultimately emotionally satisfying because it explores the way they fight and struggle to right themselves.
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