If the King's Speech was not competing with this film, I'd give this film a higher rating, but it's probably the second best film of the awards season. It's more of a story about family than it is about boxing, so it has broad appeal. The acting is great; bravo to Christian Bale and Amy Adams especially! See you at the award shows this season, I'm sure. The other actors were pretty great, too: Melissa Leo and Mark Wahlberg deserve major kudos as well. You should definitely see this movie; it's also based on a true story and you will be caught up in it from the first scene. Truly entertaining.