Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Million Dollar Baby -- thumb's up.

Very rarely, I enjoy a movie so much that when it is done, I want to run back in the theater and see it again. This is the first time that a movie seemed so perfect that I didn't want to see it again.

Million Dollar Baby is a weak title for an otherwise flawless film. Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman deliver performances with no "acting" in sight -- like Maggie Fitzgerald's punches, you never see them coming until they land right in your gut. Paul Haggis's screenplay is an excellent take on the ways that family can fail and that family can grow in unexpected places.

And that's all I'm going to say. Go see it.


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