Number 1000!!! – Friday, October 28th - Larry H. publishes his one thousandth movie review 1997-2022
  
The Boxer
Released:  December 31, 1997
January 17, 1998 Saturday at AMC First Colony Theatre #2. Audience -2. Start time 11:15am. This is the last official movie for 1997 for Larry H. The First Annual Sugar Awards will be coming out shortly. Please note that I was unable to attend a movie yesterday due to illness. I've been sick for over a week and I am not happy about it, but I am better, thank you. Not well enough to make this morning’s pistol match in Friendswood, but well enough to participate in an indoor sport. That's why I am a 2-sport guy. Many of you people only have one sport. But I have an outdoor sport (shooting) and an indoor sport (movie going); What a Country!

"The Boxer" is Daniel Day-Lewis and the whole IRA complicated Protestant, Catholic, Belfast, Brits, we hate you and we will never give up, but we might try for a peace settlement but you gotta let the IRA soldiers out of prison - never gonna happen - oh yeah then a lot of innocent people will die - so be it. The Boxer has just gotten out of a14 year prison sentence for his past IRA involvement, but now he would rather fight in the ring than in the streets. Some of the locals think that such a "neutral" act as boxing against a Protestant is treason and the tension and love interest become very complicated and contrived with Daniel Day-Lewis semi-innocently involved and in the center of controversy. Fear, courage, revenge, hatred, love, historical, forbidden fruit, blood, bombs, guns, cops v. citizens, generational distrust, loyalty, betrayal.

Daniel Day-Lewis is the Euro Dustin Hoffman. His acting is monumental and honed to near perfection. His screen presence is awesome. He's got it. Some are now saying that I look a lot like Daniel Day-Lewis (not Brad Pitt). Both of us are tall and Irish with long arms and......hmmmmm. Rock 'n Roll.

Grade 89. Larry H.
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