This film should definitely not be missed as it presents a poignant, stellar performance of Jake Gylenhaal, who proves once again that he is as versatile as he can be. After his previous noteworthy role in Brokeback Mountain, this one is a role he definitely portrays with great dedication worthy or praise.
He plays Billy Hope, who is a renowned boxer who’s made quite the splash in his career. In a turn of unfortunate tragedies, he loses his career, his family and buries himself in a spiral of depression, anger, and substances. His triumphant rise from the ashes is a great story that may be similar to other boxing films done in the past, but Gylenhaal’s performance is the one that really makes this film soar. Rachel McAdams plays the role of Hope’s wife, and her excellent performance is one not to miss as well. This film really boasts of topnotch casting, and you must see it now on putlocker.com.