“Wound”: Explained ending of Halle Berry’s movie

BEWARE, SPOILER ALERT. “Wound” (“Bruised” in its original language) is a film by Netflix directed and starring Halle berry, the Oscar-winning actress, from a screenplay by Michelle Rosenfarb. The sports drama premiered on September 12, 2020 at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, and on November 17, 2021 on the streaming platform.

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Starring Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim and Stephen McKinley Henderson, the film tells the story of Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who falls from grace after abandoning an important fight. Four years after leaving the sport, she lives in the city of Newark with her boyfriend and represents Desi, while working as a maid and fighting her addictions.

An unexpected fight catches the attention of Immaculate, a local promoter who runs Invicta Fighting Championships, an all-female MMA league, who proposes you to fight again and offers you two extraordinary trainers Buddhaken and Pops.

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However, a small unforeseen appears: Manny, the son that Jackie left with his father years ago. The man died in a shooting, so now the boy, who due to the trauma does not say a word, is the responsibility of the fighter who tries to resume her career.

Sheila Atim as Bobbi Buddhakan Berroa, the one in charge of training Jackie in “Wound” (Photo: Netflix)


Although the protagonist of “Wound”He tries to gain the child’s trust, at first he makes several mistakes, in addition, the constant fights with Desi scare the little one, who continues without speaking. With the help of Buddhaken, Jackie enrolls her son in school, allowing him more time to train.

Immaculate convinces Jackie ‘Pretty Bull’ Justice to sign an exclusive contract with him, which infuriates Desi, however, the fighter is willing to come out of the hole for her son, she even gets rid of all the alcohol she kept.

Every step that Jackie takes to improve keeps her away from her partner, who one night loses his temper, breaks Manny’s keyboard and hits Jackie, who immediately grabs her things and leaves with her daughter to her mother, Angel, a woman who was not able to protect her daughter when she was little.

After an argument with her mother, Jackie moves to Buddhaken’s house, with whom she begins a relationship. Thanks Immaculate Justice gets a fight for the flyweight championship, but after missing a training session, the promoter reveals that he only recruited her so that Lucia “Lady Killer” Chavez can shine during the confrontation.

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The revelation causes Jackie to remember their last fight and to panic, Manny tries to comfort her, but she yells at him to leave. When she recovers, she looks for her son, but cannot find him. Desperate, she turns to Angel, who tells her that he is at her house and that he will stay there until she manages to fix her life.

Jackie taking her son Manny to school in the movie "Wound" (Photo: Netflix)
Jackie taking her son Manny to school in the movie “Wound” (Photo: Netflix)


With the motivation of recovering her son, the protagonist of “Wound”She gives everything in every training session and is ready to face her rival. However, one day before the big fight he decides to break up with Buddhaken, as he first wants to put his life in order before committing himself to a love relationship.

The day of the fight Buddhaken does not appear because he gets drunk and ends up in the hospital, so Jackie only has Pops standing in his corner. Although the first rounds are complicated, Jackie ‘Pretty Bull’ Justice manages to overcome her nerves and insecurities to fight.

In the last rounds, blow by blow Jackie shows her skills and that despite her retirement she is still very strong. The fight ends and Chávez retains his title, but the public cheers for Jackie, which returns the fighter to safety.

WoundIt ends with Jackie reconciling with Buddhaken, getting her son back and promising him a better life. As they head to their new home, Jackie stops to help Manny with his shoes and hears him speak for the first time, which means he already trusts her.

Jackie ‘Pretty Bull’ Justice facing Lucia “Lady Killer” Chavez in “Herida” (Photo: Netflix)

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