DVD – The Champ

DVD - The Champ

The Champ

               Genre: Drama
               Separation, a journalist, homelessness, Newspapers, Boxer
  The first thought was that it is in The Champ for another sports film, for which the Americans could heat up again and again. Especially the Boxfilm with the comeback, has been well served “Million Dollar Baby or hurricane in the last few years. From the majestic Rocky Balboa-let comeback altogether. With The Champ gives director Rod Lurie (The Last Castle) from a highly emotional film about failed dreams, expectations and friendship. The two main characters Samuael L. Jackson (Die Hard may slow – Now more than ever) and prove Josh Hartnett (Faculty, Sin City) at last their talent and play each other on the wall. Particularly Jackson gives tattrigen former champion with the greatest joy of playing and one wonders if this is the same Jackson, who plays the cool motherfucker again in films like Jackie Brown and Snakes on a Plane. And yes, he can play really well if he wants.

Eric Kernan (Hartnett) seek the same career as his famous dad at the Denver Times sports reporter. But it’s not quite the way and Eric limbo in mediocrity there. But one day he meets after a boxing match at the just been beaten up ‘Champ’. This so-called ‘Champ’ is a homeless person, the Eric quickly as Bob Satterfield identified. Satterfield was once the number three in the world and is recognized for years as a tot Eric sees his big story, begins to investigate and put runs on top form. In fact, the festive extra story in the Denver Times is featured as the cover story – how Bob and Eric are suddenly the focus of public interest. Up to doubt the truth of the identity of the ‘Champs’ germinate …

A quiet, moving parable about the life and it always turn out differently than you might think, is The Champ become. The thoughtful narration is broken up again and again through flashbacks in the ring, it never gets boring. The great actor, even down to the last rows designated as occupied by Peter Coyote, Teri Hatcher and Alan Alda, is a feast for the eyes. Although it threatened more than once slipping into sentimentality, but for fans of the sports film The Champ is just the thing. But anyone who wants to just see a good movie, this does not require many clichés and touches the heart is, well served.

(Renatus Töpken)

Title: The Champ Original Title: Resurrecting the Champ Country of production: USA Year of production: 2007 Length: 112 (Min) Published by: Ascot Elite Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, English, German EAN : 7613059801042 Extras: trailers, interviews, At the rotary

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