Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Direction: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Kurt Sutter
Music: James Horner
Southpaw is a sports drama movie of Billy Hope, a Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World, who endures several personal tragedies and how he struggles to revive his boxing career and win back custody of his daughter.
Billy Hope(Jake Gyllenhaal) lives in New York city with his wife Maureen(Rachel McAdams) and daughter Leila(Oona Laurence). He wins World Light Heavyweight Championship but sustains an eye injury. Maureen convinces him to take a break fearing his boxing style would lead to serious injury or worse. Miguel Escobar taunts Billy which lead to a brawl and Maureen gets accidentally shot and killed by Miguel’s brother, Hector.
Grieve stricken Billy becomes an alcoholic, gets indebted, loses his house. Jordan Mains(Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), Billy’s long time manager and friend leaves him. Hope loses custody of his daughter who is placed in the care of Child Protective Services.
Rest of the story is how with the guidance of Titus “Tick” Wills (Forest Whitaker) he wins back custody of his daughter and revive his boxing career.