Steve Carrell is barely recognisable as the elusive millionaire John E. DuPont, who takes troubled wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) under his wing and mentors him. Before long, it becomes clear that DuPont is severely damaged himself and the relationship between the two turns toxic, and is only made worse when Mark's brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo) joins them in training the US wrestling team. It's bleak and moves almost at a snail's pace, but the film is absolutely dripping with tension and Carrell gives one of his best performances as DuPont.