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Million Dollar Baby
Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Morgan Freeman's voiceover is as smooth as a baby's behind! It's darn right intoxicating! Fills me with the kind of warmth often felt in my mothers kitchen with the enticing scent of fresh baked bread in the air or a stiff drink of southern comfort to warm the bones on a chilly night!
Even though the central theme of boxing may not be everyones forte at the heart of the story just below the surface lies the real story! A story of one persons highest and lowest points in their lives! The highest points are inspiring! For a brief time we are able to live vicariously through her and know what it feels like to be a champion!While the lowest…
Million Dollar Baby is an example of story telling that is so brilliant it seems almost too easy. It just flows so smoothly and patiently while never once being boring, a story of three characters that feel authentic and genuine, real people that I felt compassion for throughout. Clint Eastwood is both behind and in front of the camera for this one, and both aspects are an achievement he should be proud of. His performance of Frankie Dunn often times felt like business as usual for Eastwood, a familiar voice and demeanor to many of his other memorable roles, but just when I thought I had him pegged for typical he threw a few punches at me that felt anything…
Contrary to what I expected, Million Dollar Baby is a truly visceral experience headlined by fantastic work from Hillary Swank. I expected Clint Eastwood to be great both in front of and behind the camera and I wasn't disappointed. Swank was a complete surprise though. She had the ability to make or break this film and she more than "made" it. Her chemistry with Eastwood was palpable and an absolute joy to watch.
Behind the camera Eastwood was even more impressive. In particular his use of lighting, especially in some of the earlier gym sequences was impressive. I've never thought much of Eastwood-the-director but Million Dollar Baby gave me reason to rethink…
My god - does Morgan Freeman have to narrate everything?? It didn't even make much sense being that his character wasn't around for half the things he was narrating about...
That was the constant nagging problem for me, outside of the predictable Oscar-type plot. I went into it thinking I could tell you what this movie's about without watching it at all. Well, I wasn't too far off - and then it gets worse! The melodrama piles on, bringing in unnecessary story developments, cheap one-note characters and unearned heartfelt moments.
Thankfully, the performances themselves from the main actors were all pretty good - Clint Eastwood as the aging wise trainer Frankie Dunn, Hilary Swank as the poor underdog female boxer…
This film has a lot of boxing in it, but it's not really ABOUT boxing. It's about a girl, desperate to fulfill her destiny to be a great fighter, and a washed-up training looking both to redeem himself, and to train another champion.
The relationship between Maggie (Swank) and Frankie (Eastwood) is chilly at first, but eventualyl blossoms into something akin to father-daughter love.
Frankie teaches Maggie not only to fight, but to be strong and overcome her shoddy upbringing, which is illustrated later in the film. Maggie teaches Frank to tear down the barriers to his heart and let others in.
There is a hell of a lot of depth here: the narration is perfect, not explaining too much,…
I remember not really rating this when it first came out so I figured that 10 years on, it was worth a re-watch. After all, it did win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Second time around, my opinion hasn't really changed. It's fairly middle of the road drama with some pretty unrealistic boxing sequences thrown in (I'm pretty sure people would die/be seriously injured all the time if this is what boxing was like).
I really wanted to enjoy this but I just couldn't get into it (again).
Good movie about boxing after 'Rocky' and 'Ragging bull'
Depressing as fuck
It means my darling. My blood.
Why does Clint Eastwood hate us and wants to rip our hearts out?
"You're standing outside my church, comparing God to Rice Krispies?"
There was one thing i really disliked about this film. Despite the cinematography being outstanding, i felt that the use of shadows was utilized too much and it made some scenes difficult to see clearly. It's not really a big issue but it was the worst thing about the film.
Apart from that, this movie was superb. This is a film about Boxing, but not really. The story follows a Clint Eastwood favourite where he plays an old grumpy man who over time reluctantly gets close to a person and ends up liking them. Similar to Gran Torino it's nothing new, however it doesn't feel old or overused as the…
Found it boring. It didn't really have an emotional effect on me, it all goes too fast and tries too hard to get a response without it feeling natural. Not a well crafted story, but maybe to fish for an Oscar it is. I can't relate to you Eastwood, you don't have an interesting point of view and was there really a point for the third act? I don't think you brought anything new to the issue of euthanasia. Morgan Freeman is the most average actor and it's annoying listening to his narration in so many films, I don't understand why people like him so much? But I like Hilary she is very good and pretty
La película de Clean Eastwood más emotiva de todas. La película te mantiene en una tónica hasta la mitad del metraje que cambia radicalmente.
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