Jake Gyllenhaal Is Intensity Defined!
"Southpaw" is nothing short of an exceptional film for many reasons, but Gyllenhaal's performance and the emotional hook are two of the finer points.
The story of Southpaw begins by showing a boxer named Billy Hope at the top of his career winning the fight of his life to claim the title of Light Heavyweight Champion.
The reason Billy(Gyllenhaal) is even at this moment in his life is because of his lovely wife, Maureen Hope(McAdams).
Maureen is the one person who has stuck by Billy's side throughout his career providing a sense of structure and stability within his rugged life.
Unfortunately, something happens to his guiding angel and the Champ's wheel's begin to spin out of control.
Billy now finds himself losing his sanity, possessions and what little comfort his recent success has brought him.
It's going to take more than left hooks to get Hope back on his feet. It's going to take a whole new level of intensity that only legends have been known to possess.
"Southpaw" is a must-see Sports Drama that has enough emotional knockout power to stun the hardest of film critics.
Fighting Through The Tears
Aside from the gladiator battles within Southpaw, there is also the fragile bond between Hope and his daughter, Leila( Oona Laurence) that hangs in the balance.
You see amidst the chaos of winning the Light Weight Championship and Maureen's misfortune, Billy must dig deep to stay strong for his family.
Now, just so you know, Leila is no naive little girl. She is young, but wise for her few years and what lies ahead for her is no less difficult than what Billy is now facing.
This added element of emotion takes Southpaw to the next level, as we get to see Billy battle his own demons while allowing his daughter time to fight hers.
It's a tough uphill struggle for Billy, but since Gyllenhaal gives such a phenomenal performance, you can rest assured that there is Hope. ^_^
After Watching, Southpaw...
We can honestly say without a doubt that Southpaw was more entertaining than any Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight could have ever been.
This movie has the passion, intensity and desire to be great. Sadly, some of our real life boxers don't have the same drive as Billy Hope.
One more thing we want to add before closing is that Forest Whitaker put some quality sweat into this film's success as well. Now go see it!
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