FOXCATCHER 2/2015 – rented it

FOXCATCHER – Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller.

FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

Q-TIPS SAY: We enjoyed it. Good acting by Steve Carell – a very unusual role for him since he normally plays a comic. Mrs. Q says: A psychological drama that she thought she might not like it because she knows nothing about wrestling. She did enjoy it and it was not really about wrestling at all.

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