Million Dollar Baby (2004)

I now completely understand the Oscar hype for this movie.  It was a story (based on true events) about how Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) was trained to be a world class fighter by her trainer/manager Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood).  I can completely see why it won four Oscars at the 2005 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Actress.  My only quarrel was that the plot line was a little slow in the beginning however the gritty cinematography and the acting made up for it.  Snaps to you Clint Eastwood for directing and producing a brilliant film.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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2 thoughts on “Million Dollar Baby (2004)

  1. Good review Annie. It gets very dark by the end, but the film as a whole still works as a meditation on the human-spirit and shows that it’s never too late to change your ways, as old or as broken down as you may be.

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