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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"Cardboard Boxer"

A touching indie film about Willie, a lonely, sensitive homeless person, played by Thomas Haden Church. Willie just barely gets by until some wealthy suburban kids show up and pay the street people to box for their amusement. Willie wins several bouts and the kids name him "Cardboard Boxer". But this isn't a boxing movie, it focuses on the struggle Willie and his fellow homeless people face every day. Willie doesn't have any friends until he finds a diary written by a lonely little girl who's just lost her mom. She speaks to him and relieves him of some of his loneliness. Mr. Church should have won this year's Oscar for Best Actor, but the movie was largely overlooked by the general public. And I'm guessing it wasn't widely distributed either. If this film doesn't move you, you don't have an ounce of compassion in you.
4.5 out of 5 stars

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