Girlfight

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Mr. Cranky will be discussing the ending of this movie.

Maybe if you're female, this film will appeal to you because a girl beats the crap out of a lot of people. As far as I'm concerned, though, this was a movie about a wussy boy who let himself get whupped by a girl and liked it.

You see, Diana (Michelle Rodriguez) falls for a fellow boxer named Hector (Jaime Tirelli) and they end up fighting each other in the end because they're both in the same weight class in gender-neutral boxing tournament. Hector gets his ass whipped. The whole moral of the story is that being able to fight or beat somebody up should not be the measure of a man.

That's all well and good if you're Michael Dukakis or Fisher Stevens, but for the rest of us men, it's a dangerous and disturbing message and should be banned from the theaters. The next thing you know, we'll have a string of inappropriate movies in which some wussy guy (played by Jaime Tirelli) gets his as whipped at fantasy football, barbecuing, power-belching, and Risk, the board game of world domination.

There aren't any good boxing scenes in the movie anyway. "Girlfight" is more like an after school special. Instead of getting into fights at school, Diana learns how to channel her anger and takes up boxing despite the sexual prejudices inherent in the gym. Good for her! She also realizes, through Hector, that the ability to hit people may not be all that admirable. Good for her again! I'll be off power-bleching if anyone needs me.

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