Martin Scorcese’s seminal biopic of the jealous, obsessive, rage-filled Jake LaMotta starring Robert De Niro was probably the very last thing on my mind as I dodged the drizzle in a West Yorkshire valley, but sometimes the mind sees what it wants to see.

In the movie Jake falls in love with a beautiful girl called Vickie but his inability to express his feelings creates a downward spiral that ultimately costs him everything after heading to Miami.

Whilst it’s a great film about the human condition, it’s a difficult storyline to endure.

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