At its heart, it seems to be a film about disrupting the norm, which serves Soderbergh well.
This is the kind of film that's going to give you exactly what you want out of it, and possibly more than you expect.
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The drama is very high, which will probably feel emotionally-manipulative to some, but it's those events that give Gyllenhaal so much to sink his teeth into.
Creed vs. Moneyball...They Mighty Ducks vs. Miracle...Happy Gilmore vs. The Fighter...
Rocky Balboa vs. Creed, Any Given Sunday vs. Rudy, Happy Gilmore vs. Talladega Nights...
Warrior vs. Moneyball...Southpaw vs. Creed...The Waterboy vs. Dodgeball...
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We believe in both Brendan and Tommy, from the emotional pain behind each punch thrown to the physical sting when they land.
Amateur is nothing groundbreaking and won't have you giving a standing ovation, but no doubt you will be smiling from ear to ear as the credits roll.
Borg vs McEnroe Written by Ronnie Sandahl Directed by Janus Metz