The Fighter (Quick Pick)
Reason for the Rating: For language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.
PopFam Rating: A
Quick Summary: The Fighter is hard to watch. Not the boxing scenes (which are staged with Rocky-style realism), but the fractured family relationships and the toll they take can leave viewers emotionally drained. Yet this film maintains an anchor of hope and an undergirding of love. Grounded in the stellar talents of Mark Wahlberg (as real-life boxer, Mickey Ward), and Christian Bale fully immersed in his role as Mickey's brother and fellow boxer, Dicky Eklund, this based-on-a-true-story tale will have you cheering at the end. Recommended for parents and mature teens.
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