2021 Drama

Jackie Justice is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she's coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the Octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny - the son she gave up as an infant - shows up at her doorstep. A triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out

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by Brian Lloyd
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'Bruised' may be slight, but it still hits hard

After losing a lucrative UFC fight, Jackie (Halle Berry) is retired from fighting and working as a domestic cleaner and battling her demons. When she's offered a chance to return to fighting and given the help of a trainer (Sheila Atim), Jackie begins to reassert herself inside and outside of the ring. That begins to come apart, however, when a child from a previous relationship returns, and her manager-boyfriend (Adan Canto) grows unstable...

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