Viewers of last night’s Mad Men season finale were treated to some majestically bizarre sights — how cute, the Draper kids are singing in French! But one of the most unexpected delights about the evening came during a commercial break, when we were treated to an eye-catching trailer for The Fighter, the upcoming boxing film starring Mark Wahlberg. The movie’s been a passion project of Wahlberg’s for years, and will be the first feature directed by David O. Russell since 2004’s I Heart Huckabees. The trailer is, well, insane: lots of overlapping dialogue and raw-looking footage. How raw? Amy Freaking Adams punches somebody.
PopWatchers, are you stoked about The Fighter? Is this the movie that will earn Mark Wahlberg an Oscar? Could Christian Bale finally — finally! — earn his first nomination? Why is it that movies about boxing are practically always incredible?