La Motta (Robert
De Niro) is a Middleweight Champion boxer. This film follows
his life using a fictional reality styling.
watch a man in his position playing his game, throwing a fight,
beating his wife, eating steak, sitting by the pool side, fighting
his brother, then retiring from the ring, getting fat and telling
bad jokes... that's your life mate...
all looks pretty much doomed from the start and doomsters will not
be disappointed by this movie.
Bull is a classic movie for all of its realism. It offers its audience
an insight into a slice of life which one would normally think must
be quite wonderful, but, in fact, is sucking like an industrial
grade vacuum cleaner during an electrical current surge.
Motta's life works in the ring (que loud sound) but outside he is
a fragile beast (lower sound). Unhappily married, paranoid, a man
who had a great talent, and, yet, still it all fails to work out
for him. The ending, where he is working as a comedian, still cashing
in on his past celebrity, is truly depressing. No, dear viewers,
this is not a feel good movie. This is a feel terrible and thank
the Lord I've got a life better than this chump movie.
in Black and White, the reality of the piece is frightening.