• Understanding the Great Depression through Film ✔ The tagline "One man’s extraordinary fight to save the family he loved" from the movie sums up the battles boxer James Braddock fought over the years as he struggled to support his family during the Great Depression despite his diminished boxing career, hampered by injury. Cinderella Man is based on the true story of boxer James Braddock’s fairy tale-like rise to hold the title of Heavyweight boxing champion.

[http://goo.gl/mwHTwa] With a rise in popularity beginning in the 1920’s, boxing held its popularity during the Great Depression, and on most accounts, was second in popularity only to baseball. Although attendance at games dwindled during the Depression, radio gave access to people listening from their homes.

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"If we can’t stay together that means we’ve lost." James Braddock to Mae.


Discussion Questions

• Why do you believe boxing was such a popular sport, particularly during the Great Depression?

• Hollywood has made a number of boxing movies. What do you believe is it about boxing that Hollywood embraces and celebrates on the big screen?

• Do you view Cinderella Man primarily as a movie about boxing or something more? Why?

• Do you believe Jim Braddock's rise would have been as celebrated if it had taken place during a different time period? Please explain.

• Although the movie is steeped in history it is important to acknowledge that even characters based on real people are changed in order to create tension on screen. By many accounts, Max Baer was a playboy and a clown, but not the vicious killer as was portrayed in the flm. He did kill a man in the ring, but was remorseful about having done so. Why do you believe Ron Howard changed Max Baer’s true character for this film?

• Do you agree with directors and writers who alter characters rooted in real life in order to help evoke a particular emotion or tension? Why?

• Braddock was dubbed "Cinderella Man" by newspaper man Damon Runyon and the media referred to Baer as "Madcap Maxie" but also referred to him as a "killer" in the ring. How do you view media's ability to impact the reputations of individuals?.

• Did Mae and Jim's relationship change over the course of the movie? In what way?

• Which impacted their relationship more: Money or Jim's boxing career? Why?

• When the electricity had been turned off in their home and Mae took the children to stay with relatives without letting Jim know, with which parent did you most identify?

• Jim and Mae's son stole from the butcher because he was so concerned that the Braddock family would split up due to money woes. Think about and discuss the impact of the Great Depression on youth growing up in it and the responsibilities many took on to help their families.

• For a man with pride, such as Braddock, asking for money from those managers and agents at the club was a very humbling experience. Could you have done the same in a situation such as Braddock's? Why?

• Consider Mae and Jim's friends Mike and Sarah Wilson. Mike worked with Jim at the docks and they came to be friends. Compare and contrast Mike and Jim's experiences and reactions to the helplessness each must have felt when trying to support their families.

• The Great Depression was the largest economic downturn of the 20th century and began in most countries in 1929 with the American stock market crash on October 29, 1929. Seeing the Great Depression portrayed on screen, can you identify with the crisis?

• The economic downturn in 2008 has been compared to the Great Depression, yet is far from the magnitude of what affected America so many years ago. Today are there similarities between the economy and people's lifestyles during the Great Depression? What are some major differences between that catastrophe and today?

• The opening of the movie shows a happy and wealthy Jim and Mae, but then jumps forward four years to the couple and their family who have lost their home and many of their possessions. How do Mae and Jim deal with these hardships? Do you have relatives who lived during the Great Depression? How were they affected and how did they deal with their circumstance?

• When financial problems strike, the affected often reassess their needs versus wants. In a similar situation how would you reassess your needs?

• Jim Braddock was a proud individual who reluctantly accepted government relief. As portrayed in the movie Braddock did return the money once he came back into solid financial footing. What do you think of Braddock's action? Would you have done the same? Why?


Think about Cinderella Man. What were the moments that stood out to you? How did they make you feel? How will they cause you to think about things differently in the future?



Today the subject of money is one of the most difficult topics that marriages face. Not surprisingly, during the Great Depression the complete financial devastation that plagued some families took its toll. Some husbands lost their jobs and had to rely on their wives as a source of income. While some husbands left to find work in other locations, some never returned home, because of their frustration with not finding work and the resulting lack of self-respect.



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