The audience likes biographical films because they are based on real life stories, being incredibly sincere and true. One of them is the movie “Bleed for This” that tells the story of a boxer and former World Champion Vinny Pazienza. The principal film’s character has a car crash, was seriously injured, but still has found courage to come back to his sport carrier. So, the high-concept music, composed by American singer and songwriter, Julia Holter, is emotionally deep and haunting.
The Scores and Soundtrack
As the website “Film Music Reporter” points out, the soundtrack to the film is due out next month on November 25 via Milan Records, an Amazon listing reveals. Along with Holter's score, the soundtrack will include several songs featured in the film from such artists as AC/DC, Billy Squire, the Horace Family and Willis Earl Beal. As of press time, however, no other details about the soundtrack are available. Holter already has an established reputation for taking on projects beyond the norms of a pop career. She is famous for his scores for the films “Own Worst Enemy” (2012) and “The Most Fun I've Ever Had with My Pants On” (2012). During her creative activity, Julia Holter has released four albums: the most popular ones are “Ekstasis (2012) and “Tragedy” (2011). Additionally, she has worked with sound-art, collaborated with experimental composer Michael Pisaro and released a DJ mix of found sounds and avant garde composition.
Plot and Summary
BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor's orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.
Written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime), the film was executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Release and Critical Response
In February 2015, the first image of Teller was released. In May 2015, Open Road Films acquired distribution rights to the film. The film had its world premiere at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 before screening at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Originally, the film was scheduled to open in a limited release on November 4, 2016, before opening wide on November 23. In October 2016, the film was re-scheduled to open on November 18, 2016, wide instead of opening limited.
The film currently has a 75% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 5.6/10. Metacritic gives the film a normalized rating of 60 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews. 92% of film-goers want to see the movies, listening to the emotionally intense scores. And we, Soundsize team, think that the film is worth seeing.
Soundtrack from Bleed for This