Million Dollar Baby Movie Review Essay

See more » The first scene with Father Horvak is an overhead shot of him leaving the church talking with a parishioner. The next shot switches to a head-on shot of them a second later but the parishioner has the bag in her left hand, too fast for her to have switched hands between the two shots.

See more » Saw "Million Dollar Baby" in Manhattan last night.

Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life.

Maggie's career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor.

But may it like other films of 2004 about life issues, launch a million conversations.

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl.

No one talks with her about the pros of living or the hopelessness of dying by your own hand or that of another.

What the film does so effectively is take us in and make us feel every bit of Maggie’s misery and Frank’s self-blame.

A person has a right to die naturally under normal care. The movie has a film noir quality about it, beginning with Eddie’s voice over.

However, neither Frank nor anyone had the right to kill Maggie, which is what he did by giving her the excessive dose of adrenaline. Film noir is usually about the dark side of policebusiness and the criminal underbelly of life.


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