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I am crying already, just reading the reviews here! I am going to learn about your Father tonight when I see the movie, and from all I have read I know I shall come out overwhelmed by his greatness.
Annie - Toronto, Ontario Canada
WHAT A GREAT MAN. CERTAINLY AN OUTSTANDING ROLE MODEL FOR ALL FATHERS, AND HUSBANDS.
Joe Cirelli - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Saw the movie with my husband and friends. What an inspiring, American saga. To me, the boxing was just a sideline to a truly incredible life of determination, love and the awesome power of hope. A beautiful story and a blessed family for having such a wonderful man to call their own. Thank you Ron Howard for the vivid history lesson. Tof hanks for reminding us how hard times really look.
Pam Smith - Lawrenceville, Georgia Usa
this movie reminds me of my mother and the storys that she told me about growing up in the great depression. that generation took pride in always doing the right thing no matter what. a generation of true americans
Marshall Harris - Denham Springs, Louisiana Usa
A true CHAMPION, in life, in sport. How very proud your family must be, a hero for the ages. Bravo!
Jan Kordisch - Oklahoma City, Ok USA
After watching "Cinderalla Man" last night, it will be required for my children to see this movie. What a wonderful story and history of the tough times endured by many during the depression. Thanks for making this story available!
David Spencer - Yankton, South Dakota USA
I am not a fan of boxing and have never before seen a movie about boxing. But I am a huge fan of Russell Crowe, thank God! Seeing James Braddock's story has made a place for a new hero in my heart.
To his family: Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of humanity and greatness with the rest of us.
Edna - St. Louis, Mo USA
Mr Braddock is an example of what every American Father strives to be. He was a devoted husband that would do whatever necessary to provide for his family and teach his children the value of integrity. Thank you for telling his story.
John Lee - Louisville, Ky USA
In this day and age when marriages go by the way side in quick succession when couples have seemingly everything going for them, this movie was a true testament to what love between two people can accomplish.
A beautiful movie, truly a must see.
Mary Anne Vigars - St. Thomas, Ontario Canada
Mr. Braddock was a decent human being, a devoted father, loving husband, and, oh yes, a terrific boxer. His story is an inspiration. and his family should be so proud. See"Cinderella Man" It will make you feel good!
Martha - Cape Coral, Fl USA
Wonderful movie.......incredible man......his life exemplifies what we regard as the best of American values, ideals and hard work......so often missing in today's world.
Francine - Portland, Maine Us
Saw the movie tonight. Unbelievable story. Thanks to the Braddock family for sharing this man with us and thanks to Ron Howard for telling his story in such a dignified and moving way.
Diane - Orange, Ca Orange
Extraordinary film! Ron Howard et al
have a powerful American story here.
In James Braddock you have Jean Valjean and Edmond Dantes rolled into one amazing, passionate movie that will move anyone anywhere! God bless you folks for telling this story.
Glen Falgoux - Donaldsonville, La USA
Enjoyed Cinderella Man -very moving -
Frank - Jersey City, Nj USA
What an admirable man! I can't wait to see the movie, a real tribute to him.
Sharon Willick - Center Line, Michigan USA
a true american hero
with un limited courage
Monica - Miami, Fl America
What a wonderful man! James J. Braddock was the Green Bay Packers of boxing.
God bless all you Braddocks.
Tom Laney - Colfax, Wisconsin USA
This film was amazing. What an inspiring story! Well written and well acted. Three cheers for Ronnie Howard by helping to inspire Americans all over again.
Elizabeth - Orange, Ca USA
Here is a movie where a good man prevails in a world where every day is an invitation to despair.
Cinderella Man is easily the best American film so far this year!!
Dru - Burbank, Ca USA
Very inspiring movie! One of the best ways to remind one how far courage and determination derived from love and compassion can reach.
P - R, Ca USA
I came out of this movie tonight on such a high. This movie was so well done. In the end I found myself with my hands over my head, yelling, "Yeah Jimmy!" I couldn't help but cheer out loud. Hollywood needs to make more films that portray characters with the heart, with the humility, with the determination, with the VALUES of Jim Braddock. This movie has instantly joined the ranks of sports movie classics such as Hoosiers, Rudy, and Remember the Titans. Great Actors, Great Director, Great Story, Great Man! You inspire us all Jimmy.
Darren Balderson - Magrath, Alberta Canada
Wow. I am still speechless after viewing this incredible film. Thanks to all who put it together, and I for once am speechless. I rarely get out to the movies, perhaps once a year, and can say, this is by far the best decision I've made in a long time. Quite possibly a life changing epic. Thanks again. I am on the verge of tears after thinking that this really all happened...the struggle, the over coming of such overwhelming odds...Wow, an inspiration to us all now, just as much as it was to America all those years ago... GO SEE THIS FILM!!!
Brian Ekerman - Chicago, Il USA
what Beaddock did was amazing. he intertianed people and made them happy at a time where everything is depressing. as they said in the movie he got another chance at a time that nobody had a secounf chance.
Ziad - Saaa, Z Yemen
Now hear me out... I have always hated boxing! Why? I love men and hate violence. I didn't know of Mr. Braddock and didn't know if he'd won that bout with Max Baer. But this movie of a man's purpose and determination in life not to give up....oh my....his values..his love for family and friends....it was like a 'real life' John Wayne-type. For the first time in my life I could see if it's what you do best, you should go for it...even if it's boxing :-). I cried and laughed, Paul was excellent, Russell brilliant, Ron, Brian Akiva...Thank You and may God bless you for you inspirational touch to your films. To the Braddock family, you have a lot to be proud of.
Jane, Again - Indianapolis, In USA
I made sure i knew nothing of Mr. Braddock before I saw the Cinderella Man with Russell Crowe, and it was like I was at the fight. How inspiring is this story!! It made me cry to realize what my parents went through in the Depression. I'm sure Mr. Braddock would be proud of Russel's portrayal..as usual, brilliant.
Jane Pingry Johnson - Indianapolis, In USA