Poor Boy's Game
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Donnie Rose (Rossif Sutherland) is released from prison, having served nine years for the brutal beating of Charles Carvery (K.C. Collins) which left the victim severely brain damaged. Upon release Donnie returns to his old neighborhood to live with his mother and find work as a security guard in a bar. Largely due to the bad influence of Donnie's belligerent and bigoted brother Keith (Greg Bryk), Donnie has to struggle with his family situation, trying to avoid the pain and guilt of his past while coping with his own dark secrets. His victim's father George (Danny Glover) stalks Donnie with the intent of killing him for the damage he has inflicted on both his son and wife (Tonya Lee Williams): the racial tension he encounters magnifies the underlying tragedy of the past - a factor both Donnie and George must face. Violence between the blacks and whites erupts and the resolution is to be decided in a boxing match between the superior boxer Ossie Paris (Flex Alexander) and Donnie. After a touching encounter following a tragedy, George and Donnie bond and George trains Donnie for the fight, the first sign of erasing racial tension.Read more ›
I know a lot of film lovers are tired of "Hollywood" type films, but studios make movies based on what sells. whether it's an "over the top" action movie, a manipulative romantic comedy or predictable thriller......even bloody gore / horror films are a bit "Hollywood" in this day, as it is so over done, it doesn't even shock us anymore. If we want to see better films being made, start paying to see films like this! It's well worth your time and it's got a wonderful message, we all need to learn! I caught this on cable, so I can not make any comments about the DVD release.
Both Donnie and the father have minds of their own though and the characters of both are delved into at great length. We get to explore all the aspects of Donnie right from his final days in prison. We also learn much about Charle's father. The other issues such as racism and revenge etc. are also looked into strongly but the glue to this film is the performances provided by Danny Glover and Rossif Sutherland. They are both amazing and the relationship that develops between the two characters is both honest and heartbreaking.
The film is about boxing, being middle class and too many subjects to mention yet it manages to be a simple film with strong character studies and a big message. I highly recommend this film. The acting is of the highest caliber and you will go on an emotional journey not soon to be forgotten.
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I really liked this movie. It showed how the human spirit could overcome hatred and revenge to forgive. I wasn't surprised that Donny had gone to prison for Keith. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Karla J VonBonn
This movie slipped under the radar when it was first released but because I make it a point to seek out lesser known films I stumbeled across this one. And I am greatful. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by Tressa
If you like Boxing, this is the movie for you. He came form the streets and worked his self up along with the help of Danny Glover to become a good boxer and protector.Published on August 8, 2011 by Rachel A. Murrell