I’m a sucker for a good underdog story. “Bleed for This,” is the classic sports underdog story, and its based on true events. If you stick around when the credits roll, you’ll see some of the original interviews and news footage of the boxer’s experience.
I was a little surprised that it took the movie an hour before the car accident occurred. It was a bit much in the build up of Vince’s background, but it worked okay. There is plenty of tension in the fight scenes to keep you wondering if he suffers some serious injuries before the car accident. Things slow down a bit once the accident occurs, but that’s be expected when your main character is bed ridden for a few months.
The acting from all involved is top notch, maybe not Academy Awards worthy, but close. I’ll be interested to see if the movie makes the cut this year.
If you are a fan of boxing, or underdog stories, you’ll enjoy this film. I wasn’t squirming nearly as much as I expected, so you don’t have to worry about the gore being too overwhelming. It’s a great story to watch unfold and it did a good job of making me understand what motivates some people to push themselves to the limit. The best quote from this film was, “Do you know what scares me the most about quitting? How easy it is.”
This movie is a must see for anyone looking for a little inspiration.