AMC PREMIERE EVENT: Million Dollar Baby will be showcased on two consecutive nights on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th at 8 pm ET & PT/7C. Directed by Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank star in this 2004 film about a hardened trainer/manager who works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Million Dollar Baby garnered four Oscars® including Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Director, Best Lead Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.
In his review of the DVD, Matt Paprocki writes:
To expect a boxing film, or worse, just a sports film, is setting yourself up for disappointment. With the exception of one fight, every match could be cut from the movie, and it wouldn't lose any of the impact. This isn't the overblown type of movie where each pugilist takes 1,000 punches to the head and keeps going either. It's a drama, and brilliant one at that.
In conjunction with the AMC showcase event, five lucky Blogcritics readers have a chance to win a copy of Million Dollar Baby. Here are the giveaway rules:
- Fill out the
- Only one entry per person/household.
- Winners must have a valid email address to win.
- Entries must be received by 5pm EST on June 9, 2008.
- Winners will be notified by e-mail and in the comments section below within three days of the giveaway closing date.