For the last couple of years, there’s been a movie scene I’ve thought about quite a lot. It’s from ‘Cinderella Man’, the depression-era biopic of boxer James J. Braddock, a perfectly fine inspirational sports film, if not exactly great cinema.

Braddock is played by Russell Crowe, but as it happens, he doesn’t even appear in the scene that I keep thinking about. Instead it’s his wife Mae (played by Renee Zellweger) pounding on the door of the upscale apartment where Braddock’s manager Joe Gould (played by Paul Giamatti) resides. …

Alexander Goot

Sports TV producer, writer at The Cauldron, The Comeback, Vice Sports, Sports On Earth. alexander.goot@gmail.com

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