tim and i hadn't gone to a movie in FOREVER but over the holidays, ben stayed with grams while tim, his brother, and i went to see "the fighter" with mark wahlberg and christian bale. i'd seen marky mark in a couple interviews and this movie sounded so interesting. (and you know how much i love mark wahlberg) the fighter is based on the true story of mickey ward - read a great write up here. wahlberg had been trying for 4 years to get this movie made. he had the guys who the movie is based on (one of them a former drug addict) living in his house. he worked out like a boxer for all 4 of those years to ensure he stayed in shape for when it got made. it's such an interesting story and the movie's been nominated for 6 Golden Globes. both wahlberg and bale are fantastic in it - especially bale, whose performance is so well done, it's scary. if you're a rocky fan, then you'll LOVE this movie and if you just like well-acted movies based on true stories, you'll also love this movie. watch the trailer here.