Written and directed by Karyn Kusama, a former assistant of John Sayles, GIRLFIGHT is a film for you if you're interested in independent american movies. Michelle - Diana - Rodriguez is boxing the screen in this role which seems have been written specially for her.
While most of the male boxers of Hector's boxing school consider this sport as a way to make money in order to leave their poor neighborhood, Diana is boxing because she has too much aggressivity in her. The school authorities want her to see a psychiatrist but what's the use with a girl who doesn't want to be helped. So boxing will replace the doc at a lower cost and allow Diana to face her father for a cathartic final confrontation.
Karyn Kusama is without any doubt very talented and knows how to make you feel the rage of the boxers during a fight. Michelle Rodriguez is outstanding, giving a stellar performance that our young starlets should study again and again in order to understand what is cinema really about. A movie highly recommended.
A DVD zone Raging Bull.