Cinderella Man : Renee Zellweger weak against Crowe . . .

Renee Zellweger weak against Crowe . . .

I've liked Zellweger in a few films but she's an odd fit for this part and this film. IMHO, she just doesn't come across as believable as Crowe's wife -- too fragile, too mousy. The moment I realized she was the 'wife' character, I knew it wouldn't work. He needed a much stronger, more dynamic female partner and she simply couldn't pull it off. And,
that 'Jersey/Brooklynesque' accent she uses is awful.
She needed a better voice
coach and direction here --
her speech is often
Frankly, I find her performance annoying here.
She comes across far better
in lighter roles -- i.e
"Jerry Maguire", 'Bridget
Jones', Beattrix Potter
films. Again, this is all "in my humble opinion".

fare. In any case, -- thankfully, she isn't in that many scenes and Crowe delivers another strong performance . . .