And while it’s clear that Gyllenhaal gave his all to the role, McAdams is earning praise for doing the same, even getting into the ring herself during filming to try and understand the sport of boxing a little better.
Before you know it, he hits the bottle, loses his title, and gets dumped by his callous management.
He also took a moment to share his feelings on the Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling.
Southpaw begins with its protagonist, boxer Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) on top of the world: He’s the undefeated world champion, having just successfully defended his title again, and he lives in a giant mansion with his lovely wife and childhood sweetheart Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and loving daughter Leila (Oona Laurence).
“2,000 sit-ups a day, push-ups, dips, flipping 350 pound tires, and running eight miles five days a week”.
Recuperando el tiempo perdido, Jake?
The visit was not scheduled and according to Detroit Free Press, both Eminem and Gyllenhaal wanted to make a surprise visit at the advance screening of their upcoming boxing-themed film “Southpaw”. “And to know that [love] wins out sometimes is an inspiration to me”.
“We shot the fights the first two and a half weeks of the movie, so we trained up to the first day of shooting like it was a fight”, Gyllenhaal said.
‘… How it was written, I thought it was so attractive, ‘ he says.
“We met at a boxing gym, and he was jumping rope”.
The movie hits theaters on July 24.
“He wasn’t in any shape at all,” Terry told E!
“We hope that you all do, too”.
Hey, if anyone can get us past what seems to be collective boxing movie fatigue, Gyllenhaal’s the one to do it. Usually they are carefully removed, but this time I literally ripped them off, like Arnold Schwarzenegger tearing his face off in “Total Recall”. I want to go for long takes.
But as I say in my video review (click the link above), essentially this is a father-daughter story, and a heart-tugging one at that, thanks to fine direction from Antoine Fuqua and a humanistic script by Sons Of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter.