“The Fighter” is a 2010 biographical sports drama movie directed by David O. Russell and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams. The movie is based on the true story of professional boxer Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale), who was also a boxer but struggled with addiction and served time in prison.
The movie follows Micky’s struggles to establish himself as a boxer and escape his family’s dysfunctional dynamic, with the help of his girlfriend Charlene (Adams) and the guidance of his trainer and manager Mickey O’Keefe (played by himself). Meanwhile, Dicky attempts to overcome his addiction and help his brother’s boxing career, as he hopes to make a comeback himself.
The movie was praised for its performances, particularly Bale’s portrayal of Eklund, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Wahlberg and Adams were also praised for their performances, and the movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $129 million worldwide. “The Fighter” received several award nominations, including for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and won several awards, including two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.
Duration: 116 min.