Wow. What a great movie.
I've always been a Clint Eastwood fan, going all the way back. I even like the "any which way" movies ... I like "Bronco Billy."
But he's become much more than a great actor; he's also a great director, and that was once again proven with "Million Dollar Baby."
I don't get the backlash the movie caused. Why do the extreme groups always have to turn things into causes? I couldn't believe the flak this movie caused over the whole right-to-die issue. This is the kind of movie that should create and cause serious discussion, yes ... but why do groups and people always have to turn it into a militant spewing of condemnation and judgment?
Rational discussion has nearly evaporated. What we need to do is to make all of these people take debate courses. Argue your point and argue it well and with conviction, but also with an open mind. Know that your position could be wrong. If the argument against you is compelling, be willing to accept it. At the very least, do the whole "agree to disagree" thing. Hell, even if you're right, respect the position of the other person.
Unless, of course, they're so full of shit that you have no choice but to belittle and ridicule them.