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More like Thousand Dollar Baby

01/30/05


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Jennifer resents Million Dollar Baby:

I won't ruin the ending, but I haven't felt so blatantly and shamelessly played since the cheap ending of Saving Private Ryan ...

Cynthia: So I got suckerpunched by Million Dollar Baby and wasn't too happy about it:

... It isn't Oscar-worthy (even though the Oscars are of course bullshit). It isn't a great film. It's effective, and entertaining, and absorbing, but it's still a formula genre picture and it's full of cliches. Several plot holes too, and a very rushed pace that was unsatisfying. ...

Still, she explains why she's always been fascinated with Eastwood's interest in gender relations.

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