By Cassie (Regina)


Have you ever wanted to be something so badly that no matter who told you it was impossible you kept dreaming?! Million Dollar Baby was directed by Clint Eastwood in 2004. Maggie Fitzgerald played by Hilary Swank has a very intense role, she comes from a family that would be known as “trailer park trash” and no matter what she does for them, it’s never enough. Maggie’s only escape is boxing. When she meets Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood), a well-known trainer and manager, she needed to be trained by him; the only problem is that Frankie doesn’t train girls “Girlie, tough ain’t enough.”

“…Boxing is an unnatural act, that everything in boxing is backwards…” This movie was truly touching, and very relatable, not to the fighting but the emotion. In this movie I had the idea that the main objective of the film was to show that no matter how tough someone is on the outside, even if it takes a lot of time and energy they are soft-hearted individuals. Also in the film they expressed that if you put your whole heart into something and believe you can be whatever you desire to be.

I personally adored this movie and would definitely suggest it to anyone. It had breathtaking actors; they showed their emotions in such a way that you would believe it was their own stories. “I want you to jab, right in the tits, until they turn blue and fall off .” Not to mention the humor in this film is flawless. No wonder it is a four time Oscar winner. Because of the boxing and coarse language, Million Dollar Baby is rated PG-13, personally the fighting scenes weren’t very graphic, but they will make you clench your teeth “if there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.”

In conclusion I would say that this motion picture is a masterpiece and would rate it an eleven on twelve, my only complaint was that it had to end. If you want to see a movie that would change the way you see things I would certainly recommend Million Dollar Baby. Most movies now a days show little to no true emotion but this movie is extraordinarily beautiful.

“Cause she’s a better fighter than you are, that’s why. She’s younger, she’s stronger, and she’s more experienced. Now, what are you gonna do about it?”


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