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The Contender (2000)

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Commentary 1: Writer/director Rod Lurie and actor Joan Allen Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 1st, 2011:Find all reviews by frankasu03
This is a breezy and insightful commentary from the director and star. I was most fascinated to learn that "the Contender" was an independent film before Dreamworks came along to help distribute it. Lurie provides many anecdotes of Steven Spielberg's involvement with the picture. Allen is very genial and warm throughout the commentary. There is some extensive back-patting going on here, but Lurie makes up for it by addressing many of the controversies surrounding his film. 6/10