Movie Of The Week: Million Dollar Baby
RIALTO MOVIE OF THE
Million Dollar Baby
Advance screenings this weekend - opens Thursday 3rd February.
In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time--then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie's gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will.
But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The last thing Frankie needs is that kind of responsibility-- let alone that kind of risk--but won over by Maggie's sheer determination, he begrudgingly agrees to take her on.
In turns exasperating and inspiring each other, the two come to discover that they share a common spirit that transcends the pain and loss of their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago.
Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they've ever known.
7 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Actor (Clint Eastwood), Best Actress (Hilary Swank), Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing.
Rating: M -
Adult themes, 132 mins
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood
Release Date: 03-02-2005