my review: the fighter

saw “the fighter” last night. full of energy, sometimes to the level of camp. christian bale is totally out there, channeling the crack-addicted dicky eklund. mark wahlberg provides a nice counterpoint to his frenetic restlessness. melissa leo is their mother alice – a tyrant in a hair sprayed bouffant, surrounded at all times by 7 bizarre daughters. amy adams is obviously going for something different here – foul-mouthed, tough girl from a blue collar neighborhood. it works.

the fighter