The film received mixed reviews from critics, while Gyllenhaal and Oona Laurence's performances received positive reviews. During his match against Darius Jones (Cedric D. Jones) at Madison Square Garden, Maureen gets scared as Billy takes several horrific hits to the face, resulting in him bleeding profusely out of his left eye. Jordan wants to book a fight between the two men within six weeks, knowing that Billy will not have enough time to train. (2015). One of Billy's friends, Gabe (Malcom Mays) takes out a gun, but a shot rings out without him pulling the trigger. The first person point of view during the fights puts you right in the midst of all the action.The musical score contributes so much to the drama of this film. [2] Principal photography began on June 16, 2014. With this meaty role, Gyllenhaal set out to prove that that his transformative performance last year was not a fluke at all.His performance here as Billy Hope is another triumph of his very serious and committed method acting style. We see and sense the ravages of his vicious sport on him.He captured the character of an impulsive man who was not too savvy in life, and easily driven to violently angry tendencies.

[24], In its opening weekend, the film grossed $16.7 million from 2,772 theaters, finishing 5th at the box office. A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. [16] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picked up the film that October. He admits that he is a mess but he still wants to see Leila. Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. Furthermore, the networks sue him for breach of contract, leaving him in debt and his house and belongings being repossessed. This causes Billy to lose concentration and in a fit of rage, lashes out at him and almost stops the fight. The film marked one of the last films to be scored by James Horner and the first of three posthumous releases to feature his music (the other two being The 33 and The Magnificent Seven). In 1990s Pittsburgh, a medicine peddler starts a relationship with a young woman suffering from Parkinson's disease. [17] in December 2012, Eminem dropped out of the film to focus instead on his music. He stated that he had taken meetings with Eminem's producing partners over the past seven years, looking for something to do together. The site's critical consensus reads, "Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an impressively committed performance, but Southpaw beats it down with a dispiriting drama that pummels viewers with genre clichés. The fight commences, and Miguel takes the upper hand, knocking down Billy twice. [15], Southpaw marks the first investment in an American film by Wanda Pictures, a division of Wang Jianlin's Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group. Billy and Maureen go to a fundraiser ball where Billy gives a speech, acknowledging Maureen, Leila, Jordan and his friends. A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. [5][6], The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15, 2015, where it was in competition,[22] and was released on July 24, 2015, by The Weinstein Company. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker. Miguel is in attendance as well, and as Billy is leaving, Miguel goads him by sexually insulting Maureen and saying he will take his titles away from him. "[41], Eminem executive-produced the soundtrack, which was released by Shady Records on July 24, 2015. He'll play a world champion boxer who really hits a hard bottom, and has to fight to win back his life for his young daughter. Both fighters trade furious punches, going hand to hand through each round. The film follows a boxer who sets out to get his life back on track after losing his wife in an accident and his young daughter to protective services. A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction. "Rocky", "Raging Bull", "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Fighter" easily come to mind as among the best of them ever made. In order to gain back his daughter and restart his life, he seeks out a particular trainer, Tick Wills (Forest Whitaker). The film's screenwriter Kurt Sutter said the project was inspired by the rapper's personal struggles. His life seems perfect, but then, during a fracas with a rival boxer, his wife is shot and killed. A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home. Written by The film was released on July 24, 2015, by The Weinstein Company.

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