Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Cinderella Man

Being way behind the curve on these things, I just watched Cinderella Man last night. Man, Hollywood must really hate Russell Crowe or something, because they wuz robbed. Of course, I really think this is the reason it received little recognition from the Academy.

James J. Braddock (Russells' character) wasn't gay, or transgendered; there wasn't even a gay person in the film. He didn't cheat on his wife, or do drugs, or commit a racially motivated crime. He was merely a man down on his luck, who didn't blame anyone, and fought to keep his family together. How boring is that?