Million Dollar Baby
Wow, Million Dollar Baby was great. I wasn't sure if I'd like it because I had some problems with Mystic River and some of Eastwood's choices in that film, but I was pretty much rapt during Million Dollar Baby. And Hilary Swank, woof, great performance. Sometimes I don't like to look at her for some reason, but I really wanted to just watch her act during this one. I couldn't take my eyes off her. When I finished watching, I checked online to see what was up with the Oscars and was actually really happy to see this movie got Best Movie and Swank Best Actress. Actually, after watching Million Dollar Baby, I even like Mystic River more. Eastwood's developing something, it looks like. I'll be interested to see where he goes with his next film. Hopefully he'll keep mining this bittersweet territory, examining what true loyalty and family really is.