I watched Million Dollar Baby the other day and was not impressed. It was a decent film, but certainly not a great film, and not what I would consider “Oscar material”.
The Maggie’s family was an empty cliché, as was the evil British boxing opponent. Also, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but suffice it to say that a very complicated issue was dealt with in a very simple way.
The movie was directed by Clint Eastwood, and starred Eastwood, Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman.