Million Dollar Baby – The Movie

Million Dollar Baby – The Movie

If there’s one movie people like us need to watch, it’s this one. This isn’t one of those Rocky Balboa type of movies… This is is real, hard and has a way of getting inside you. If you’re an athlete, or training to become one, you’ll relate to this movie on so many levels. There are lessons to be learned here, words of good advice and sheer inspiration. And then there are those incredible magic moments. Here are just a few quotes from the movie… Don’t worry, there are no spoilers that’ll ruin it for you:

  • If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.
  • To make a fighter you gotta strip them down to bare wood: you can’t just tell ‘em to forget everything you know if you gotta make ‘em forget even their bones… make ‘em so tired they only listen to you, only hear your voice, only do what you say and nothing else… show ‘em how to keep their balance and take it away from the other guy… how to generate momentum off their right toe and how to flex your knees when you fire a jab… how to fight backing up so that the other guy doesn’t want to come after you. Then you gotta show ‘em all over again. Over and over and over… till they think they’re born that way.
  • Frankie likes to say that boxing is an unnatural act, that everything in boxing is backwards: sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to step back… But step back too far and you ain’t fighting at all.

Here’s the official trailer. But to be honest, it doesn’t do the movie enough justice. The movie is 10x better. If you have thoughts, on this movie, post them in the comments section below.

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