It’s almost rare these days that we get to see a movie with a good substance and depth. So when I’ve decided to see Million Dollar Baby over the French movie, Love me if you Dare, I knew I made the right choice.
Though it’s a little late already, the Oscar trophies guided me with the decision. I also wanted to know if it’s a really good movie and fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. I may not have seen the other Oscar contenders but the actors here have really given out outstanding performances.
It was the story of Maggie Fitzgerald, a woman in her early thirties who considers herself nothing more than ‘trash’. And here, Hilary Swank was perfect. Just looking at her can make you cry. You could see in her eyes the sadness, the determination and longing for acceptance, which Maggie aimed to get. You would feel her courage to become a boxer and she was believable that you can taste her angst in every blow.
Frankie begrudgingly trains Maggie
Maggie found solace in Scrap's inspiring words
boxer at work