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Still shot from the movie: Million Dollar Baby.

Million Dollar Baby

Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood), a gritty owner of a boxing club, has coached many notable contenders over the years. When he reluctantly takes on wanna-be fighter Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), it appears both battered souls may finally conquer in the ring and champion over their personal disappointments. Then an unexpected punch changes everything. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 27 Jan 2005
Video Release: 11 Jul 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What kind of abuse did Maggie suffer at the hands of her family? How did she deal with it? What attempts at reconciliation were made? What events in Maggie’s life colored her attitude toward life and death? Do you agree with how she felt?

At the end of this movie, there are obvious consequences for a man’s actions that have been omitted. Does this creative decision reveal the writer’s bias toward assisted suicide?

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