Monday, January 25, 2016

Pawn Sacrifice

There is more to this movie than the title leads you to believe.  I think this was one of those movies that flew under the wire without much hoopla, but it’s a very good movie.  Based on the world championship chess player, Bobby Fischer – this is the story of what it took to become the ultimate chess champion!  There was so much more to his story than chess and the amazing feat he accomplished by having all of America cheer for him.  Tobey Maguire, who plays Bobby, is awesome in this role.  He created a person who I was very interested in knowing.  Bobby was a child prodigy with a very unique mind but also a mental illness that kept coming to haunt him in his quest for the world title.  His one and only desire was to beat the Soviet Union champion, Boris Spassky, played by Liv Schreiber.  As you watch him struggle with his mental illness, you also watch those that care for him struggle too as they know how important this title is.  It was very interesting, very intriguing and I would watch it again.

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