THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF AN ARTICLE THAT APPEARED TODAY (JAN 27) ON THE INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE. IT CONTAINS THE ENDING TO THE MOVIE “MILLION DOLLAR BABY.” AS SUCH, YOU SHOULDN’T READ THIS POST IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE AND YOU PLAN TO DO SO.
Clint Eastwood has said that “spoiler” discussions about the plot twist in his Million Dollar Baby are not likely to hurt the film. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Eastwood said, “Any movie … is better when you don’t have someone spilling the beans on it. … But they may end up building curiosity. Knowing the ending certainly didn’t hurt The Passion of the Christ.” The film has been attacked as a thinly disguised argument in favor of euthanasia, since the title character, a female boxer, is allowed to die after suffering a catastrophic spinal injury. The National Spinal Cord Injury Assn. on Wednesday joined the critics. A spokesman commented, “The movie is saying ‘death is better than disability.'” In his interview with the Times, Eastwood responded: “I’m just telling a story. I don’t advocate. I’m playing a part. I’ve gone around in movies blowing people away with a .44 magnum. But that doesn’t mean I think that’s a proper thing to do.”