Cinderella Man
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Cinderella Man

A dramatic underdog story about strength of character in tough times and victory over adversity.


Cinderella Man is the story of James J. Braddock's boxing career, which inspired the nation during America's Great Depression. It depicts his early success in the ring, his perseverance and dedication to his family during the crises of his life, and his return to victory. This study will focus on three aspects of Jim Braddock's journey: what constitutes a successful life even when circumstances are difficult, the qualities of the heroes we look up to, and the second chances we are given.

Discussion Guide

• Movie Summary

• Discussing the Scenes

Success and Failure
(Genesis 45:48; 50:1921; Philippians 3:1016)

Hero Worship
(1 Samuel 16:412; Matthew 21:111, 1215)

Second Chances
(John 21:1319; Psalm 51; Romans 5:610)

• As the Credits Roll

Based On

Cinderella Man (Universal, 2005), rated PG-13.

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