Sunday, April 15, 2007

Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank

In Million Dollar Baby, Hillary provides a stellar and utmost oscar-worthy performance. Her character reflects that of what she played in Boys Don't Cry -- trailer trash with disproportionately greater class.

Hillary is a 30-something boxer in training and Clint is the chauvenistic trainer who has already suffered enough betrayal to even consider carrying another boxer to the title-ship.

The boxing scenes are quite disturbing. At one point in time, Hillary's nose splits in half at the bridge and Clint snaps the bone back into place. Clint sticks Q-tips up Hillary's nostrils and forces her to inhale. As the blood quickly dries, Hillary gets back into the ring and in under 20 seconds, Hillary knocks her competitor to the floor.

Once the movie moves past the violent boxing scenes (which concludes in the most dramatic and tragic fashion), the movie slows down and begins to chip away at Clint's true cinematic brilliance. Contrary to glamourous hollywood flicks of the like, Million Dollar Baby is true and candid to athleticism; specifically with respect to the die hard risks associated with such a bloody sport.

This movie deals with human determination, pride, personal will, and end-of-life ethics for both Clint and Hillary's characters. A must-see movie and worthy addition to any movie-buff's collection. Hillary's performance is sheer genius. We are blessed to be a part of a generation that can bear the name of Ms. Hillary Swank.


Anonymous said...

movie was ass

Pretty Young Thing said...

Dear anonymous, Suck my dick.

Masters said...

Truly a masterpiece. I feel that Ms.Hilary Swanks is also blessed to co-staring a legend like Clint Eastwood. One of my favourites.

My name is Rahul Mediratta. said...

Hello everyone. Thanks for your comments!! Anonymous: rock on!! haha

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I cried when I saw that movie. I also loved Swank in Boys Don't Cry. Amazing movie for the open minded (it deals with what they called in the movie "personality crisis"). Highly recommend.

Anonymous said...

Shit Rahul, you should write movie reviews professionally! :-)