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I just watched the movie, Cinderella Mam for the first time and I loved it. This is such a wonderful inspiring story of how he overcame the odds and was successful. I'd watch this movie a million times over. It's nice to have ones life story told and shared this was. Thanks to his family and friends for sharing his life with us all. May GOD continue to bless you all.
Karen J. Parks - Maywood, Illinois United States
Whenever I'm feeling down and blue. It only takes me watching this wonderful true story of Jim Braddock, to spring back up feeling inspired again. It reminds me how blessed we are and very thankful for the wonderful opportunities this great nation has to offer.
Thank you Jim, for the inspiration.
Lawrence Lagandaon - Hercules, California United States
Watching "Cinderella Man" again ... Forgot what a great movie this is! Braddock was not only an incredible fighter but an incredible man who had a love for his family and country that every man should follow today.
Elise Crapser - North Port, Florida United States
we love your story and your heart. it will serve as an example for my new project. if it works I will attempt to contact jims family and deliver the message and hopefully a pile of cash.......
thanks to jim and the family for sharing.
Ken Carlson - Boston, Massachusetts United States
I just had to write and tell you how much my husband and I enjoyed the movie, and what an inspiration it is to men all over the world. The greatest thing portrayed was the integrity of James and how he was appreciative of what was done for him, enough that he paid it back. He showed what it is to be a man of character, a devoted husband and father and friend. God bless you family!
Vicky - Nashville, North Carolina United States
True Grit! Pride & Heart can accomplish amazing things. Wow what a hero!
Renee St Laurent - Austin, Texas United States
Heck of a Flick!
James J. O'malley - Pac Palisades, California United States
Such a wonderful tribute to an awesome man. What a loving family you have to keep his legacy alive. He and Elsie raised some great kids! Thank you!
Terri Mullins - Freehold, New Jersey United States
Real inspiration of hart and perseverance!
Armando R. Soto Espada - Coamo, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
My family laughs when they come into our den and the movie Cinderella Man is on again. Problem is,I never get tired of watching it! What a great story and a great man ,wish I could have had the honor to have met him!
Earl Nichols Jr - Wilmington, Delaware United States
It is really inspiring to see the movie about James J. Braddock´s live. Not only due to his skills as a boxer, but also in the role of a man, father and husband in difficult times . A lesson of values and courage!!!
Oscar Sergio - Copenhagen, Denmark
I had no idea this movie would be as good as it is. It had me hooked from start to finish, and like a good book, it holds up under repeated viewings. James Braddock was a real man and a true fighter...totally unlilke some of these namby-pamby pretty boy boxers we have today.
Jim Adams - Charlotte, North Carolina United States
An "AMAZING MAN" !!!! Where Pride met Power and a man proved, Defeat is only the Opprotunity to pick yourself up and Prove your True Abilities!
Greyson G Gray - Napoleon, Indiana United States
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this entire movie. James J. Braddock showed us a lot of things in this movie, but to me one of the most important things he provided us is a 101 on how to be a real man. Not only how to be man to your woman, but also how to live your life with passion and purpose. Thank you James and everyone who shared his story.
Chris Baker - Atlanta, Georgia United States
What a man, what an inspiration, what a legend. A true Cinderella story
Paul Hughes - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Loved the movie!!! And read all about Jim!!!His life is very inspiring!
Araceli Montoya - Houston, Texas United States
Everyone benefits from a story like his. Thanks for sharing it
Brent - Richfield, Utah United States
That is movie is a great inspiration to me. I am to that part of my life where I can start brand new. With this movie in mind, I can definitely go through life with the thought that I can do anything I set my mind to. James J. Braddock is definitely one of a kind and one of the people I look up to. Thank you for sharing this website. It is greatly appreciated.
Alana - Mesa, Arizona United States
In the movie I will never forget James J and Mae counting actual pennies to pay a bill. It sure keeps me humble to remember those times.
Rich Risica - Fresno, California United States
This movie was awesome! I really enjoyed this movie and recommended that everyone watch and do research on James Braddock
Gwen Preston - Mobile, Alabama United States
What an inspiring story,i tried not to cry while watching the movie,what really inspired me was his love for his family,and his determination in a glaring 10-1 odds against him,this story has rekindled hope and courage in me. Thank you so very much.
Affia Ebietobong - Uyo, Nigeria
Mr Braddock is and forever will be an inspiration to all. My Heroe
Dan Lane - Halfmoon, New York United States
Wow! What an incredible man of integrity and honor. Saying that I also think his wife was just as heroic, they were lucky to have each other. Such a great inspirational story!
Angelica - Atlanta, Georgia United States
The "Bulldog" of Bergen; I believe that Jame J. was a humble, and an all around family as well as a nice man. I have the movie on C.D & I could watch it over & over. Oh and Joe Gould played by Paul Giamatti, was excellent, of course Russell Crow & Renee Zelwegger as Mae. I am a huge boxing fan, but when (in the movie) the ring announced James J as new heavy weight champion, & Renee Z was oh, oh
I began to cry becuase of his win. And don't forget "the Title & the Turtles" that was a funny moment in the movie God Rest the soul of James & Mae Braddock.
Bob Marsini - Wilmington, Delaware United States
Just watched the movie Cinderella Man and I had tears in my eyes throughout the movie. Truly inspiring. My husband and I had felt hardships in our lives and his story hits close to home. Mr. Braddock is a wonderful husband and father and a great sportsman. He is a people's champion.
Ria - Signal Hill, California United States