August 7, 2022

Episode 7: Million Dollar Baby

This week we leap to the 2004 sports drama Million Dollar Baby through Morgan Freeman. Clint Eastwood directed, while also starring. Hilary Swank won an academy award for her performance, as did Morgan Freeman. This film won 4 Oscars in total from 7 nominations, but more importantly – what did we think?

Season 1, Episode 7

THE Leap

How did we leap here?

Actor: Morgan Freeman

From: Se7en

Chosen by:
Actor (Scott)
Film (Glenn)

The great Morgan Freeman gets us to another of Glenn’s favourite films. Morgan Freeman goes from playing a detective about to retire, to a retired boxer (and the films narrator – one of Freemans strengths) in Million Dollar Baby.

Where are we leaping to?

Actor: Anthony Mackie

To: We Are Marshall

Chosen by:
Actor (Mike)
Film (Scott)

Anthony Mackie plays someone who enjoys boxing in Million Dollar Baby and we leap with him to We Are Marshall where he plays a talented footballer, in another depressing sports drama.

Scott

Mike

Glenn

Final Score

Season One Rankings

Scott

Mike

Glenn

Final Score

Season One Rankings

Rankings for Season One (so far)

  • The Martian – 26.5 / 30
  • Se7en – 22 / 30
  • Million Dollar Baby – 21 / 30
  • Matchstick Men – 20 / 30
  • The Bourne Identity – 18.5 / 30
  • Adaptation – 18 / 30
  • The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford – 9 / 30