October 29, 1929 known as black Tuesday, was a day that drastically changed many Americans lives. Black Tuesday was the day the stock market crashed and was the start of the Great Depression. The great depression caused many men to lose their jobs, husbands to abandon their families, children to go hungry, and suicide rates to increase. The great depression lasted about 10 years and literally was life or death for the many people that were trying to get through it. Directed by Ron Howard, Cinderella Man follows the life of Jim Braddock, who goes from having it all at the beginning of the movie to losing everything. During this time, Jim faces many trials and tribulations that tested his faith, his courage, and his strength.