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The Reaping Has Trouble Reaping Acclaim

The ReapingAcademy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank decided to show her acting chops in the dark, spiritually-toned thriller The Reaping. And, according to critics, it’s highly unlikely she’ll get the Oscar nod for this newest flick of hers. As Katherine Winter, Hilary struts her stuff as an ex-minister-turned-professor debunking miracles. This occupation actually exists, though generally it’s not considered film fodder. A river of blood in a Louisiana town leads Katherine through her cynic’s journey of disproving the event, finding the “rational” reason behind it all. Fans will get to see Swank parade around in the river while they watch cool special effects make all 10 biblical plagues sweep Louisiana lands. In the end, will Katherine find her belief system again, and battle these religious happenings with her now-strong faith? The bigger question is, will fans even stick around the theatre long enough to find out? Early reviews are, in a word, bad. And, apparently, so is Swank’s newest movie.

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I absolutely loovveeeddd this movie. I really didn't want to see it when I had seen the trailers.. it seemed like yet another feel-good sports movies (don't get me wrong they can be great.. just it's a little overkill sometimes).. Well as it had a lot of buzz when it first came out my mom wanted to see it (we often see golden globe and oscar nominated films) So I went with her and I was greatly surprised. Awesome.

I don't even need to see this movie to tell you what I think is the plot: Girl boxer asks reluctant coach to train her. They bond, thanks to his assistant trainer. At end of movie, girl gets knocked out into a coma and dies. Tear-jerker ending ensues. :|

im tempted to see it, one of my friends says its good. hilary swank scares me tho. something about the facial region. the buck teef. 8| #( >|(

[quote author="HectorGearLive"]I don't even need to see this movie to tell you what I think is the plot: Girl boxer asks reluctant coach to train her. They bond, thanks to his assistant trainer. At end of movie, girl gets knocked out into a coma and dies. Tear-jerker ending ensues. :|[/quote] wow, lucky guess. Oh well, it's better than he matrix. :P

i havent seen it yet but take a look at this... http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=bayless/050225

[quote author="illwon"]i havent seen it yet but take a look at this... http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=bayless/050225[/quote] I agree with a lot of that, it is not even close to the best boxing movie ever.

hmm i wanna see it!

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