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This week's reviewed movie is:
Resurrecting the Champ




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A sports writer covering boxing for the Denver Times is eager and truly desperate to write an outstanding story.

His editor complains that his articles are lifeless and mechanical.

His big chance comes when he meets a homeless man who brags about being a legendary boxer and still thinks he has something left.

This almost-true drama is a solid, honest film with some very touching performances.

It really examines a writer's credibility and shows how important all the facts about his subjects must be true.

Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson turn in solid performances in Resurrecting the Champ, a tale about truth, self-awareness, and the fourth estate.

It's a bifurcated tale of redemption and forgiveness, as a struggling newspaper man uncovers a story about the past and how it ultimately affects his future.

Resurrecting the Champ is about a struggling average sportswriter who is about to lose his job when he comes upon a homeless man who claims to be an ex-champion boxer.

The writer thinks he's found his career-saving sports tale.

I liked this loosely based true story that turns out to be more about two imperfect men and forgiveness.

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