by E. B.
January 29, 2004
I wasn't pleased with this particular showing since there were some folks who didn't know how to behave in a movie theater. There are more and more of those folks now. That's why I'm starting to watch movies at home now. This boy happened to have one of those speaker phone functions where the cell phone beeps every time you talk into it. This kept going for several minutes during the movie. I can't believe people act like they're at home in public. This is a movie theater, not a DVD running on TV. There is no rewind if we miss what's going on. There should have been an usher to ask the boy to turn off his phone. Luckily, he eventually ended his phone call.
The movie itself was pretty good. The actors gave decent performances. This is not an Oscar-caliber film, but it's definitely a cut above most other films in release. I would say that boxing fans would enjoy the film as well as women, since it is the true-life story of Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in boxing. It was nice to see Meg Ryan leave the romantic comedy for a change. I'd like to see her tackle more meatier roles in the future.
From journal Free Sneak Preview in Long Beach