i thought this film was inspired by the story of Kelly Pavlik, a powerful middleweight southpaw who was one of the best pound per pound boxer in the late 00's before losing his battle against alcoolisim and became an ordinary boxer after his downfall.
everything seems unbelievable in this movie... the death of his wife in a strange way, the attitude of the main character after the death of his wife and his return from his downfall where he lose everything... his daughter, his house, his cars , his furniture and even his clothings.
in less than a month this boxing millionaire who's seems to be a great human being with no apparent problems with a intelligent beautiful wife and a adorable daughter is now dressed like a street bum and living in a ghetto... come on.
the acting ia quite good and Forrest Whitaker and Oona Laurence are stealling the show in this one.
this movie is pretty bad in the first hour and a half but hopefully the ending is quite great and everything turns out great, the comeback of the main character as a great human being, the reunion of him with his lovely daughter and the outstanding boxing match at the end who's very good with some Floyd Mayweather boxing style from the main character during the fight.
i'm wondering why they called this film Southpaw because all boxers in this movie are orthodox boxers excepted in the cameo of Victor Ortiz during the training session who's a southpaw and a former WBC welterweight champion.
my imbd pleasure meter : 3.0 Stars
my own rating system : 5.0 for Average