Starring: Jake Gyllenhall
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Despite two incredible fights that serve as bookends to the story, Southpaw is a messy boxing film that never quite finds its groove.
There are very few story elements at play in Southpaw that you haven’t seen at least a few times before, typically in other films about boxing. It’s the story of a one-time sports hero, Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), who loses himself in a world of depression and rage following the loss of his wife (Rachel McAdams) in the film’s first act. As his spiral continues, the lavish lifestyle …