Bruised (2020)

Nov 24, 2021 | Drama, General Film, Sports

Director: Halle Berry

Writer(s): Michelle Rosenfarb

Starring: Heidi Moneymaker, Halle Berry, Jacob Crespo, Lela Loren, Denny Dillon, Mark Cayne, Julio A. Sanchez, Adan Canto, Chandler Acloque, Gabi Garcia, Shamier Anderson, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Adriane Lenox, Danny Boyd Jr., Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sheila Atim, Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, Phaidra Knight, Shawna Hamic, Elijah Clarke, Timothy D. Moore, Willie Toliver, Lamar D. Price, Diana Saitbatalova, Adrian Collins, Robert D. Constance, Valentina Shevchenko, Bridget Grace, Matan Gavish, Yves Edwards, Julie Kedzie, Mark Fratto, Keith Peterson, Delissa Reynolds, Yumiko Oyama, Taneisha Tennant, C.G. Alexander, Bethany Aline, Luis Arroyo Jr., Kevin D. Benton, Kristoffe Brodeur, William Bryant Jr., Marko Caka, John Cashin, Helen Chong, Adam Desautels, Scottie DiGiacomo, Mike Everland, Dave Ferrier, Sebastian Foxworth, Robert John Gallagher, James C.B. Gray, Karle Gwen, David Hammond, Michael Patrick Hart, Mark Haynes, Stephan Jackson, King Jones, Michele Karmin, Cory Kastle, Raw Leiba, April Mauger, Kenisha Pinckney, Connie Porcellini, Robert Reedy, Mark Rhynard, Lisa Tracy, Keith Vaile, David Von Roehm, Melanie Waldman

Synopsis: Jackie Justice is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the Octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny – the son she gave up as an infant – shows up at her doorstep. A triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out. READ REVIEW

Release Date: November 24, 2021 (USA) | Length: 129 min | Genre: Drama, Sports | MPAA Rating: Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content/nudity and violence. | Note(s): Premiered at TIFF on September 12, 2020. I wasn’t able to identify Za’Heem Brewster, Elijah Clarke or Chandler Acloque..