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JENS PULVER: DRIVEN takes you behind the scenes for an emotional roller coaster ride that proves equally heartbreaking and inspirational as we follow legendary mixed martial arts champion, Jens Pulver, on his 'last march' toward a do or die comeback after suffering four losses in the cage. The result is an unprecedented in depth look into the fighter, capturing an intimate portrait of a man who rose from a childhood laced with violence and substance abuse, to become one of the most loved and respected MMA fighters of all time. Ultimately, JENS PULVER: DRIVEN is a story about the universal human struggle to transcend personal loss in the pursuit of greatness. All of us share this fight, but not all of us, like Jens Pulver, have it played out in front of millions on pay-per-view.
This is a story about NEVER giving up!! No matter what your life throws at you, you are still determined to come out on top. I had the pleasure of meeting Jens and he really does care about his fans, his friends and more importantly his family, which is why he keeps fighting the fight. The Director did a fantastic job of showing us who Jens is. It is raw, it is intimate, it is purely Jens. Do yourself a favor and buy/rent this NOW!!
This is an inspirational and sometimes heartbreaking story of good-heated man with an indomitable will. Everyone should see this documentary! 5 stars.
I went into this film knowing nothing about MMA. After watching this film I still have no interest in it as a sport, but that does not matter. DRIVEN is a completely compelling and engaging story of a man struggling to support his family while watching his career, the only thing that has given him a place in the world, slip out of his reach. This is only worsened by the demons he carries from being abused by his father - demons he is still unable to quite make peace with. The result is not emotionally overbearing, rather a fantastic study of a man doing his best. It also helps that Jens, through it all, seems like such a cool guy.