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In Halle Berry’s directorial debut, BRUISED, a disgraced MMA fighter finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she had given up as an infant unexpectedly re-enters her life.

Oscar-winner Berry does double duty here, directing herself as Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep. Also starring Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko, and Stephen McKinley Henderson, BRUISED is a triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.

“[BRUISED] shows the strength of Halle Berry as a director, boasting a powder keg of dominating performances within a simplistic story.” (Indiewire)

“No one expects Berry to reinvent the sports movie, but still she manages to impress on both sides of the camera in the final act. There, in the ring, actor and character alike are reminding themselves – and the world – what they’re capable of.” (Variety)

“Bottom line is there is no question Berry has thrown it all against the wall with this one and acquitted herself admirably, not just as you might expect acting-wise from the Oscar-winning star of ‘Monster’s Ball’ but also behind the camera.” (Deadline Hollywood)

Tuesday, November 23
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BRUISED (Halle Berry, 2021 / 125 / Not yet rated) Years after a humiliating defeat, an MMA fighter grabs one last shot at redemption when the young son she left behind comes back into her life.

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