Release date:December 10, 2010
(limited; wide: Dec. 17)
Director:David O. Russell
MPAA Rating:R (for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality)
Starring:Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee
"The Fighter" is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Bale plays Dicky Eklund, Micky's half-brother and a talented fighter who once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in a title fight but then turned to crime and landed in prison. Then he turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world title.