Cinderella Man (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Russell Crowe Jim Braddock
Renée Zellweger Mae Braddock
Craig Bierko Max Baer
Connor Price Jay Braddock
David Huband Ford Bond
Bruce McGill Jimmy Johnston
Paddy Considine Mike Wilson
Paul Giamatti Joe Gould
Ariel Waller Rosemarie Braddock
Patrick Louis Howard Braddock
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Sports
Director Ron Howard
Producer Brian Grazer; Ron Howard
Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 25 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Cinderella Man is a wholesome slice of old-fashioned Americana, offering welcomed relief from the shallowness of many summer blockbusters. In dramatizing the legendary Depression-era comeback of impoverished boxer Jim Braddock, director Ron Howard benefits from another superb collaboration with his A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe, whose portrayal of Braddock is simultaneously warm, noble, and tenacious without resorting to even the slightest hint of sentimental melodrama. The desperate struggle of the Depression is more keenly felt here than it was in Seabiscuit, and Howard shows its economic impact in ways that strengthen the bonds between Braddock, his supportive wife (Renée Zellweger) and three young children, and his loyal manager (Paul Giamatti); all are forced to make sacrifices leading up to Braddock's title bout against heavyweight champion Max Baer (Craig Bierko) in one of greatest boxing matches in the history of the sport. Boasting the finest production design, cinematography and editing that Hollywood can offer, this is a feel-good film that never begs for your affection; it's just good, classical American filmmaking, brimming with qualities of decency and fortitude that have grown all too rare in the big-studio mainstream. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Viewing Date 2005
Seen Where Theatre
Index 1598
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/8/05
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Pan & Scan)
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 025192583926
Release Date 12/6/05
Subtitles French; Spanish; English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1