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."

Million Dollar Baby is a sports drama film that came out in the year 2004. It is about a female boxer that is trained by a renowned trainer named Frankie Dunn. At first he refuses but decides to train her due to believing in her potential. She is able to succeed at a very high level and get the championship bout. However she gets punched, falls down on a stool neck first and becomes crippled by the injury. Despite her success she is at odds with her family and they try to swindle her out of her money. Fortunately for her Frankie Dunn supports her and becomes the only ally she has. Dunn eventually kills her to relieve her suffering.

A young woman named Margaret Fitzgerald is aspiring to get into boxing and become a female fighter. She seeks the help and guidance from Frankie Dunn who is a renowned trainer. She goes to his gym on a regular basis and asks him if he will train her. However he refuses as he believes that training a female isn’t worth it. Eventually Frankie discovers her potential and decides to train her. Maggie progresses very well and is able to compete at the professional level. She is very successful and begins to earn a lot of money. With her money she is able to help her poor family live better. She even purchases a home for her mother. However the mother is not very happy because that will mean that she doesn’t get her welfare anymore.

Later on in the film, Maggie gets to the championship match against the current female champion boxer. The match goes well for Maggie as she is making the match quite competitive and is in good position to win. Unfortunately for her, the opponent gives her a cheap shot right after a round. Maggie gets punched in the head, falls down and breaks her neck as she falls right on her wooden stool. As a result she is crippled and unable to function normally. Due to her condition she attempts suicide on a regular basis, but medical personnel prevent her from doing so. She is visited by Dunn who encourages her. On the other hand her mother visits and asks Maggie to sign a legal paper which would give her the authority to take possession of all of Maggie’s assets. Maggie refuses to sign and the mother walks off. In the end Dunn understands Maggie’s suffering and kills her through a medical euthanasia procedure.

R
| 2004 | 2 hr 12 min | 8.1/10
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Director
Clint Eastwood
Language
English
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