Sunday, 6 February 2011


On Saturday Review on R4 last night, person A said, re The Fighter, something along the lines of, 'Of course he wins, name a sporting movie when the underdog doesn't win in the end!' General mocking laughter. To which Person A or Person B adds, 'Especially a boxing movie!' More mocking agreement over this.

I don't mind if you don't watch sports movies, that's fine, but if you don't, you should probably slightly beware of generalising. I mean, searching in my encyclopaedic knowledge of unknown and arcane films, I thought: 'Er, Rocky?

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Er, The Wrestler? If I remember right, we are left with the clear impression that his final fight was not an unmitigated success.