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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:36 pm    Post subject: Have you ever seen Million Dollar Baby before?

Just watched it on Netflix for the first time. Maybe it was because it came out in 2004, but I'd never really heard anything about this movie before even though it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Was/is this a famous movie?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:39 pm    Post subject:

It was voted among the best 25 movies made since 2000 by the New York Times a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:00 pm    Post subject:

Yeah, I feel like it is even a fairly common pop culture reference....or at least was for a while after it was released.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 pm    Post subject:

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Yeah, I feel like it is even a fairly common pop culture reference....or at least was for a while after it was released.


Where was it referenced? I guess Clint Eastwood is a big name, but for some reason I thought this was some obscure movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject:

Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Yeah, I feel like it is even a fairly common pop culture reference....or at least was for a while after it was released.


Where was it referenced? I guess Clint Eastwood is a big name, but for some reason I thought this was some obscure movie.


It's Always Sunny did an episode spoofing it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:35 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 am    Post subject:

Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Yeah, thought one and wrote the other!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:21 am    Post subject:

Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:24 am    Post subject:

non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.

Better actor, but no box office draw.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:04 am    Post subject:

non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:44 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?

Git dem haters CC. It was a good movie. What happened to Frank? Did Eddie inherit the gym? Danger is still looking for a championship fight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:30 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?

Git dem haters CC. It was a good movie. What happened to Frank? Did Eddie inherit the gym? Danger is still looking for a championship fight.


I loved that part where Scrap knocked out Shawrelle.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
jodeke wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?

Git dem haters CC. It was a good movie. What happened to Frank? Did Eddie inherit the gym? Danger is still looking for a championship fight.


I loved that part where Scrap knocked out Shawrelle.

Yeah!!! Morgan Freeman won best supporting actor for Million Dollar Baby.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
jodeke wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?

Git dem haters CC. It was a good movie. What happened to Frank? Did Eddie inherit the gym? Danger is still looking for a championship fight.


I loved that part where Scrap knocked out Shawrelle.

Yeah!!! Morgan Freeman won best supporting actor for Million Dollar Baby.


I kind of missed the significance of Shawrelle and Danger. What did they add to the plot?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:07 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
jodeke wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
jodeke wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
non-player zealot wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?

Git dem haters CC. It was a good movie. What happened to Frank? Did Eddie inherit the gym? Danger is still looking for a championship fight.


I loved that part where Scrap knocked out Shawrelle.

Yeah!!! Morgan Freeman won best supporting actor for Million Dollar Baby.


I kind of missed the significance of Shawrelle and Danger. What did they add to the plot?


Until he finally noticed Maggie, I think both of them represented the lack of hope Walt had in realizing his dream of managing a championship fighter after he lost Big Willie. Danger was the one with no talent and Shawrelle was the one with all the talent but no heart.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:17 am    Post subject:

I was surprised by how much I reacted at the ending. I guess the story moved me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject:

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I was surprised by how much I reacted at the ending. I guess the story moved me.


I thought it was sort of problematic with the way it presented being disabled.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:43 am    Post subject:

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I was surprised by how much I reacted at the ending. I guess the story moved me.


I thought it was sort of problematic with the way it presented being disabled.
Thanks for mentioning that. I was referring to the part just prior to that whole aspect, in the ring, and I had forgotten that whole aspect. Saw it in the theater so many years ago. I do remember it now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject:

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I was surprised by how much I reacted at the ending. I guess the story moved me.


I thought it was sort of problematic with the way it presented being disabled.

And it came out towards the end of the lengthy Terry Schiavo legal battle and a broader cultural debate (or culture war) over assisted suicide.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:00 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
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Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?


Because she doesn't command remotely the same $ rate as Jolie?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:26 pm    Post subject:

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I was surprised by how much I reacted at the ending. I guess the story moved me.

Me too. It wasn't the typical Hollywood ending. Kinda wanted to see Maggie get up and Frankie win one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:17 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
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Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?


Jolie has international status....Swank is not on that level and never has been. There are a million actors more talented than the Roc.....but almost all of them cost a fraction of his price tag for a role.

A great The Office episode..

Is Hilary Swank Hot?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:52 am    Post subject:

^^^^ I don't remember which actress it was who said being beautiful limits the roles offered.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:40 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
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Omar Little wrote:
Eastwood, Freeman, Jolie, best picture, big box office. Yup, sounds obscure


Hilary Swank was in it not Angelina Jolie

However yeah there was a lot of press over this back then. I remember going to watch it at a movie theater in Michigan.


Swank is budget Jolie. Same lips, half the price.


How is she the budget version when she has two academy awards for main actress and Jolie has none?


Somewhat facetious there was I.
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