Movie Review : Million Dollar Baby

1123 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
In 2004, Clint Eastwood released his dramatic sports film that was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 4 including best picture. Million Dollar Baby is about a woman who must overcome many obstacles to achieve her goals, despite when everyone is telling her that she can’t. Million Dollar Baby tells the inspirational story of Maggie Fitzgerald, a hard working, dedicated, and inspired rookie boxer who will do whatever it takes to be the best. Maggie wants to be a boxer even though she is in her 30’s, which is an unusual age for beginner boxers. The theme is of Million Dollar Baby is that life is unfair but you have to keep working hard anyways to achieve your goals.
Million Dollar Baby is my favorite film because it has a complex but understandable plot and has complex characters. It is important to have a complex plot because a simple conflict can often become a bore in a drama film. If the conflict is complex then the audience will be constantly engaged in the film. There are many conflicts in Million Dollar Baby, one of which is that Maggie is trying to be the greatest boxer she can be, even all the odds are against her. Not only does Maggie have a conflict, but the supporting characters do as well. Frankie, Maggie’s trainer, needs security and a father daughter relationship to make up for how he failed to be a good father for his first daughter. Scrap, the gym’s janitor, needs to keep the gym running and protect a rookie boxer, Danger, from being bullied by other members of…
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