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Sisterhood of ‘The Fighter’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/oscars/article/sisterhood_of_the_fighter_20110218

For “The Fighter” director (and Oscar nominee) David O. Russell, the film isn’t just a docudrama about the rise of boxer Micky “Irish” Ward (nominee Mark Wahlberg), who won the light welterweight championship in 2000 with the help of his ex-champ half-brother, Dicky (supporting actor nominee Christian Bale). It’s about fighting within the ring and without, in life and with loved ones, and the closely knit but explosive relationships within the Ward clan. The film has received seven Academy Award nominations, including one for best picture.

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