15 December 2004

So I snuck out to see Million Dollar Baby. This is a sad, mostly wonderful movie. See it alone, if you can. When you see a movie with someone else, there's a tendency to commit yourself to an opinion too soon after leaving the theater, and this is a movie that deserves at least a few untroubled hours to resolve itself in your imagination. Otherwise, there's not much more I want to say. One hint at what to expect: this is the sort of story that Lars von Trier would have enjoyed...although it certainly isn't a movie that von Trier would have made. When you see it, you'll know what I mean.

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