I won’t call the characters losers, but there is no mistake that this film is about losing. Boxing is just an outlet in this movie for the protagonists, Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges. Its a platform for them to place all their dreams and hope, and we watch as they have minor victories and major defeats. Surrounding these two broken people are more broken people, and everyone seems to be in search of something or someone to cling to. Strong work.