"Million Dollar Baby" is a 2004 sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood. The movie tells the story of Maggie Fitzgerald, a determined young woman who aspires to become a professional boxer. She seeks the guidance of hardened boxing trainer Frankie Dunn, who initially dismisses her, but eventually agrees to train her.
As the plot unfolds, Maggie's talent and tenacity impress Frankie, and she quickly rises through the ranks. However, a tragic accident during a match leaves Maggie paralyzed from the neck down. The film then explores the complexities of their relationship as Frankie grapples with guilt and the difficult decision of whether to honor Maggie's wish to end her life.
"Million Dollar Baby" delves into themes of ambition, resilience, and the bonds formed through shared passions. The film received critical acclaim for its powerful performances, particularly from Hilary Swank as Maggie, Clint Eastwood as Frankie, and Morgan Freeman as Eddie, Frankie's close friend and gym caretaker. It won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is hailed as a thought-provoking and emotionally impactful exploration of sacrifice and the human spirit.