Cinderella Man (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Russell Crowe & Renée Zellweger Director: Ron Howard  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - French
    • Dolby Digital DVS 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes With Commentary By Director Ron Howard
    • Feature Commentary:
      1. Ron Howard - Director
      2. Akiva Goldsman - Writer
      3. Cliff Hollingsworth - Writer
    • Featurette:
      1. THE FIGHT CARD: Casting Cinderella Man
      2. THE MAN, THE MOVIE, THE LEGEND: A FILM MAKING JOURNEY
      3. FOR THE RECORD: A History In Boxing
      4. JIM BRADDOCK: THE FRIENDS & FAMILY BEHIND THE LEGEND
      5. KODAK CINDERELLA MAN
      6. RINGSIDE SEATS
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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/10/2005
"[T]here's not another actor working in the movies today with Crowe's kind of gravitational pull to authenticity..."
New York Times - 06/03/2005
"Out of the ring and opposite Mr. Giamatti, Mr. Crowe eases into the boxer's soft side, at times beautifully; in the ring, he's repulsively believable."
USA Today - 06/10/2005
"The climactic matchup works splendidly for two reasons. There's so much on the line, and the staging is breathtaking..."
Premiere - 07/01/2005
"Crowe's physical acting is miraculous....A top-notch entertainment and as fine a sports movie as one could hope for."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2005
"Imbuing his Braddock with uncommon dignity and integrity, Crowe creates an utterly human character..."
Uncut - 10/01/2005
"Russell Crowe is rugged and resilient....It's a solid picture..."
Rolling Stone - 12/01/2005
Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "If there's any justice, DVD will rescue this rousing drama from shocking box-office indifference."
Widescreen Review - 07/01/2006
"[An] emotional true story....This is a good soundtrack that works well with the story."
Wall Street Journal - 05/22/2009
"The film is RAGING BULL minus the rage, though with a motivation that's at least as involving, and a lot more surprising."

Product Description:

Director Ron Howard and star Russell Crowe re-team after their Oscar-winning collaboration, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, for this rousing biopic. It's the true story of boxer James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), a heavyweight contender from New Jersey nicknamed "the Bulldog of Bergen," who lost his fame and fortune during the Great Depression only to win the hearts of the downtrodden during a spectacular comeback. Crowe is masterful as Braddock, with Renee Zellweger playing his wife, and Paul Giamatti as his loyal friend and manager, Joe Gould. The sharply observed script devotes a significant amount of screen time to the domestic struggles of Braddock's family; developing character and place with a wealth of period detail, so when the comeback starts, the payoff is enormous. The matches themselves are unforgettable: raw, intense, riveting, with more than a passing stylistic nod to Martin Scorsese's groundbreaking 1980 film, RAGING BULL. Though it may sound a bit formulaic, one should remember that this is the true and "original" underdog boxer story from which all others hail, and it's riveted together with true craftsmanship. Howard has a real skill for plucking audience members' heartstrings, and the performances are first-rate. Giamatti and Crowe play off each other in a rapport perfectly suited to their roles, especially at the ring, where the one's manic intensity makes a perfect contrast to the other's warrior grace.

Plot Keywords:

1930s | Champions | Family Life | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: June 3, 2005

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  • Sales Rank: 99,227
  • UPC: 025192211928
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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