The fighter is a biographical movie based on the career and life of boxer Micky ward. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Wahlberg has been trying to get this movie made since 2005, partially because he really wants an Oscar. Better luck next time Wahlberg, as he failed to get nominated for best actor, but the movie may still win best picture and director David O. Russell is also up for an Oscar.
The movie gives a detailed look at Ward’s early career. It also focuses on his brother, who trained him, getting addicted to cocaine. Bale’s performance as Ward’s sibling, Dicky Eklund, is rumoured to have stole the show as his character faces the more difficult storylines. These rumours appear to be true as Bale did get nominated for an Oscar, best supporting actor, also Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, from The Fighter, have both been nominated for best supporting actress, so it’s pretty much just Wahlberg that didn’t get a nomination. Anyone else starting to feel sorry for Mark Wahlberg?
The movie hits Irish and UK cinemas this Wednesday, the 2nd of February, so be sure to check it out.
Do you think Mark Wahlberg should get a pity Oscar? Have you seen this film? If so, did you like it?