What is 'Bruised' movie all about?

'Bruised' is a sports movie which shows the story of an MMA fighter who battles to come back from devastating blow

By Web Desk
November 25, 2021

The sports film ''Bruised,'' directed by Halle Berry who also plays a lead role of an MMA fighter, Jackie Justice, leaves viewers wondering whether the film is based on a real MMA fighter or not.

However, Jackie Justice is not a real person nor an MMA fighter, but a character created by Berry as well as the show ''Bruised'' is also not based on any real-life person or event. It's only based on MMA fighter's story who battles to come back from a devastating blow to her career.

Speaking to New York Times about how she related to character, Berry said: "I understand being marginalised as a Black woman and the anger, resentment, fear, and frustration that comes with all of that."

She added: "If I could put all of that into this movie, all the things that I know so well, then I knew I could create a character that will not only be real but will resonate with women of different races, too."

The film also received a short release on November 17, 2021 and was also premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2020 in September, and arriving on Netflix on November 24.