I don't really care about any body else's review . I'm an Er doc and I've seen homeless people for most of my life and career.He did a great job showing there desperation and how they have been abandoned.These people are human beings not to be manipulated and deserve the same respect as everyone else.It's not a popular fad to help someone in need .It's a need we should inherently have to help our own species.What else have we become ?Not driven by media but by emotion . Not by government and programs but by the the individual who gives that person a hug the burnt <more>
child that gives Mr Church in the final scene .Thank you ,if you ever read this Mr Church.
This movie was just too much emotional. Easily one of the most touching movies i've ever seen. They way everything was portrayed i just went to tears most of the time in the movie specially when he asks to be human shield. No words to describe. Awesome acting and it made me feel as if i have lived as him , as a homeless. When a person lives as a normal person you probably forget about what type of life others might be living. Cardboard Boxer regardless of that titles lets you experience the life by a homeless person's view. Getting attached to the diary and considering it a friend and <more>
then pasting an image onto it since you just don't want to be alone. Getting money and feeding the dog just so he could be with you. It was truly a unique experience. It changes the way how you see homeless people out in the streets.
The name of the movie may mislead you. (by xxdjsethxx)
I decided to watch this movie on a day which I had nothing else to do. Some like the only other one to review it May have come to view the movie regarding homeless people fighting. However IMO the name of the movie is quite misleading. I see the film as a personal in-depth drama of a homeless man who at first wants to feel better about himself. He starts off by reading a young girl's diary to help pass the time. He ends up growing fond of this diary. However due to fighting other homeless guys, he starts feeling worse and wishing harm upon his self. I will say the ending did have me in <more>
tears. I will not give it all away but you can about guess how it ended. IMO for the kind of movie it is, it was very touching and really should be watched with an open mind and not focused on the fighting.
A Great Movie You Probably Won't Watch (by fallguy_jack)
A powerful and well acted movie. Thomas Hayden Church - Who? Was exactly the impression he left on me before this movie, then I looked the movie up here and clicked on his name because his face was familiar... oh ya, The Sandman from that weak spiderman movie and wings. Not really an impressive actor -Until This.The average person may not make if far through the movie because it removes them from their "out of sight, out of mind" comfort zone.When the pathetic kind of people who watch bum fights find out there's more to it than that, they will be less inclined to give it a shot, <more>
but they're beyond help anyway.The few with the constitution to watch this movie will not be disappointed. There's a kind of poetry in that I suppose... Just like this film.P.S. Remember - Food Banks can do MUCH more with money than you can at a supermarket, they can get produce fresh straight from farmers at waay better prices. Half the crap food donated has to be thrown out anyway, so do everyone involved a favor and donate money to food banks.
I watched this movie not knowing a thing about it and was incredibly moved by Thomas Haden Church's performance.....he deserved an Oscar. The story touched my heart and moved me to tears several times. I also enjoyed Terrence Howard's performance. I like him better in these gritty kind of roles! Wonderful movie.
a great movie (by gokubestninja)
Wow! This movie was a great movie to watch. From start to finish I was into this movie. Great cast to bring this movie to life. I would say one of the best movie of the year. You can tell the director wanted to have a different take on the subject matter. I seen movies like this before but this one was a serious take. I cry at the end. I like the main character acting was on point. The title had you guesting what this movie going to be about. I highly recommend it. You do have to think about it, have a heart, and an open mind especially T. Howard's character part. He one of the characters <more>
in this movie. Not the first T. Howard's movie he done like this. He was great. Great guessing movie to choose to watch. If you hate this movie maybe its not your cup of tea or you just don't know a good movie when you see one. This could happen in a real life situation. I do know a funny movie this reminds me of. This was as good as that movie.
Generally, I don't go for dramas much, and I really dislike long draw- out dramas. I watched Cardboard Boxer knowing zero about it apart from the title, and got totally sucked into the story. Its a story about a human being, not a "homeless person". It didn't dwell on the plight of the homeless, or try to preach about the class divide.I thought the movie made outstanding use of its unashamedly simplistic characters and setting to tell a very thoughtful story with a rich vein of truth and humanity at its core. I found much I could empathise with despite never having been <more>
anywhere near homeless myself.But yes, it is no more about "bumfights" than Romeo and Juliet is about hot-rods and Brylcreem. For people wanting to see that sort of thing, give this one a miss and skip straight to WWE.Whatever its shortcomings may be, this movie tackles some of the darkest places in the soul of man and still manages to bring the viewer through it feeling optimistic and uplifted without having to resort to anything as patronising as a 'happily ever after'.Cardboard Boxer touches on many facets of human-nature, but at its heart, it's a love story told through the eyes of someone so utterly alone that they have never even known anyone well enough to develop an unrequited crush, let alone fall in love. By rights, it should be the type of utterly depressing movie that makes me switch off after 10 minutes, but it was quite the opposite. That's a pretty neat trick Mr. Lee.
A good drama with a hint of action (by matthijsalexander)
First of all.... don't be fooled by the word Boxer. I generally get thrown off by movies about boxers as I feel this gerne his been swallowed, digested and eventually ended up in the sewer through a process we all privately enjoy. Anyways, I think this film portrays the fear of every human: Loose everything, become homeless and adapt to the street life. I could not imagine, can you? Where do you go? What do you do? What does one do for entertainment? What does one do for money? This film, I think, provides a great glimpse into the life of a homeless man and reveals hardship, friendship <more>
and the ups and downs one may or may not encounter.His love for his new found treasure, his thoughts, his emotions, his actions are captivating and intriguing. This movie will make you think, will make you appreciate, will touch your soul I am a cold person and not easily touched or moved .Enjoy this movie over candle light, with your better half. Men have a chance to appear empathetic and sympathetic, while still getting a bit of violence in. Win win.Superb movie which will be greatly underestimated. Enjoy!
This movie really had me emotional at some scenes and i cried because i could feel the emotions that Willie was feeling. I loved how the young girl and him found each other as if it was since he started to read her diary and it was just a coincidence that she was in the same hospital as her. What would be nice is that Willie could have socialized more with the other homeless folks, i mean he didn't fight the old man but lost the diary, i mean man that was a bullet to the heart because he mentions the book as her, his friend. I wish we can see an ending to this with the little girl, maybe <more>
that they live together scavenging for food,saving up money and doing good deeds to other people.