Southpaw || Billy “The Great” Hope is an undefeated professional boxer living in the suburbs of New York City with his wife Maureen and their daughter Leila. Both Billy and Maureen grew up together as orphans.
Billy fights against Darius Jones (Cedric D. Jones) at Madison Square Garden. Maureen gets scared as Billy takes several horrific hits to the face, resulting in him bleeding profusely out of his left eye. Billy then employs a brutal, fast-paced fighting style against Jones. Swiftly but surely, Billy knocks Jones down, winning the match and retaining the undisputed WBA/IBF/WBC/WBO Light Heavyweight title. Despite the victory, he suffers nasty injuries and continuous bleeding. Afterwards, as the press surrounds Billy, a younger upstart boxer, Miguel “Magic” Escobar (Miguel Gomez), comes in and demands Billy to fight him in the ring, claiming Billy’s never been hit by a real man.
Billy and Maureen go home to their daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). While she also doesn’t like how much he gets hurt, she still supports him the same way her mom does. Maureen expresses her fears for Billy’s safety and thinks he should quit while he’s ahead or he’ll end up punch-drunk in two years. He understands, and they make love.
As the Hope family kick back in their stylish home with Billy’s friends while Maureen sunbathes and talks to Billy’s manager Jordan Mains (50 Cent). He wants to get Billy to sign a two-year with HBO for three more fights, even though Maureen does not.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel Mcadams, Forest Whitaker
Directors: Antoine Fuqua
Production: Fuqua Films, Escape Artists, Riche-ludwig Productions
Duration: 124 Menit
Release Date: 15 June 2015
Countries: Hong Kong, USA