Girlfight (2000) USA
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Director:Karyn Kusama
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Karyn Kusama
Rating:4.0 (59 votes)
Date Added:2009-01-21
Purchased At:DVD Pacific
Purchased On:2009-01-21
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages:English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:French, Spanish
Karyn Kusama  ...  (Director)
Karyn Kusama  ...  (Writer)
Thomas Barbour  ...  
Paul Calderon  ...  
Louis Guss  ...  
Anthony Ruiz  ...  
Jaime Tirelli  ...  
Summary: First-time director Karyn Kusama tells a simple but compelling story of a young woman in Brooklyn whose violent impulses in school, and her tendency to physicalize her anger, lead her to train as a boxer. Her trainer at first puts her off, but the combination of her desire and her physical prowess changes his mind. As played by Michelle Rodriguez, Diane is a scowling lightning rod for sudden violence who discovers that she can find a sense of personal grace in boxing--in the training and in the honing of skills--that seems to spill over into her daily life, despite the disapproval of an abusive father. Kusama isn't telling a new story here, but she tells a familiar one with a sense of passion and pride in the uncharted territory this represents for women. Though a romantic subplot seems almost tacked on as an afterthought--Diane must box the boy she loves--"Girlfight" is engaging and even touching. "-Marshall Fine"