Thursday, April 17, 2008
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
As I write this, Million Dollar Baby sits right in the middle of the IMDB Top 250 list, and I think deservedly so. Really the only thing I didn't like about it was the voice-over. I've got nothing against its use in general, it's just that Morgan Freeman doing it is getting a little old. But he and Clint Eastwood are great in this film and it's pretty entertaining to see montages of bad-ass Hillary Swank knocking people out. The members of her hillbilly family are played with scary realism. This engaging but not overly sentimental film's screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, for whom I am quickly gaining a lot of respect after barely being able to sit through Crash.