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(2016) (Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart) (R)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Drama: A boxer attempts to return to the ring after a car accident leaves him severely injured.
It's the late 1980s and super lightweight boxing champion Vinny Pazienza (MILES TELLER) has been defeated in his attempt to win in the junior welterweight division. That defeat leads his trainer, Lou Duva (TED LEVINE), to drop him, something that doesn't sit well with Vinny's father, Angelo (CIARAN HINDS), who's always in his corner during fights, unlike his wife, Louise (KATEY SAGAL), who can't even bring herself to watch their son's bouts on TV.

In steps washed-up trainer Kevin Rooney (AARON ECKHART) who once trained Mike Tyson before problems with alcohol derailed his career. He hopes for a second chance with Vinny and believes the boxer should fight in a higher weight class rather than always dehydrating himself to compete in a lower one. Their work together eventually leads to success, but a sudden car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck.

As his parents, sister Doreen (AMANDA CLAYTON), and girlfriend Ashley (CHRISTINE EVANGELISTA) hope he won't end up paralyzed, Vinny is determined not only to avoid that, but also to get back into the ring. From that point on, and despite the long odds, inherent danger, and no one initially believing in him, he works hard to make that happen.

If they're into boxing movies and/or are fans of Teller or anyone else in the cast, they might be interested.
For language, sexuality/nudity and some accident images.

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