Jake Gyllenhaal is Billy Hope and he’s got it all. World lightweight boxing champion. Incredibly sexy and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), a precocious and smart little girl, a huge mansion. What could possibly go wrong? Well, a lot of stuff and fast. At rock bottom, Billy has got to get his game back and he’s gotta go to an old half-blind trainer (Forest Whitaker) to do it.
Sound cliched? It is, but there’s no denying there is some top level performance stuff going on here.
The Unusual Suspects are in the right corner (Beau, Chris, Ashley, JC, Diva) and Southpaw is in the left. I want a clean review (good luck with that). FIGHT!