Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles
A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!
Review Summary: This film does something Ann hasn't seen in years: "it has two protagonists, but you're rooting for both." Les calls it "classy," despite the violence of an MMA movie.
Plot: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother. Runtime 140 minutes.
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Writer: Gavin O'Connor*