Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the boxing scenes are intense, featuring slam-cuts, close-ups, brutal sound effects, and images of bloody, beaten flesh. The boxer and his family (including three young, adoring children) suffer poverty, cold winters with no heat, and hunger. Characters smoke, drink, use some language ("Go to hell"), and argue, sometimes vehemently. One character dies from a beating during a scuffle with police. The boxer and his wife kiss earnestly. The film's focus, however, is on its inspiring "message," namely, the underdog fighter -- too old, too small, and too out of practice -- returns to the ring, triumphant as if by sheer will and determination.
Husband and wife kiss earnestly.
Boxing scenes are intense and effectively constructed.
Some characters pick fights to assert manly reputations.
Boxer sells "" to media, through interviews.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink beer, smoke cigarettes and cigars.