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Girlfight 2000

From Amazon: First-time director Karyn Kusama tells a simple but compelling story of a young woman in Brooklyn whose violent impulses in school, and her tendency to physicalize her anger, lead her to train as a boxer. Her trainer at first puts her off, but the combination of her desire and her physical prowess changes his mind. As played by Michelle Rodriguez, Diane is a scowling lightning rod for sudden violence who discovers that she can find a sense of personal grace in boxing--in the training and in the honing of skills--that seems to spill over into her daily life, despite the disapproval of an abusive father. Kusama isn't telling a new story here,...

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Karyn KusamaKaryn Kusama
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No image existsJamie Tirelli
Michelle RodriguezMichelle Rodriguez
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John SaylesJohn Sayles
No image existsRay Santiago
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No image existsElisa Bacanegra

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Girlfight Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/5/2007)

There are films that preach about the power of women and then there are films that simply present a woman in a real situation and let you decide about her. This amazing movie never shoves morals in your face, Michelle Rodriguez's Diana is an imperfect heroine. But when you see her rise up from nothing and finally find...

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