Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles follows the lives of three of Los Angeles' hottest, young and aggressive real estate magnates in the making as they make a fortune selling multi-million dollar properties in the most exclusive neighborhoods – Hollywood, Malibu and Beverly Hills. The series follows these top agents over the course of nine months as their paths cross and they compete and expose the intense work that it takes to move the hottest listings in the City of Angels.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an underappreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional. Million Dollar Baby opened to wide acclaim from critics, and won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, based on short stories by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and cutman Jerry Boyd. Originally published under the title Rope Burns, the stories have since been republished under the film's title.
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The film received critical acclaim. It holds a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 261 reviews, with an average rating of 8.4/10. The website's critical consensus reads, “Clint Eastwood's assured direction - combined with knockout performances from Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman - help Million Dollar Baby to transcend its clichés, and the result is deeply heartfelt and moving.” It also has a score of 86 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 39 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times gave the film four stars and stated that “Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby is a masterpiece, pure and simple,” listing it as the best film of 2004. Michael Medved stated: “My main objection to Million Dollar Baby always centered on its misleading marketing, and effort by Warner Brothers to sell it as a movie about a female Rocky, with barely a hint of the pitch-dark substance that led Andrew Sarris of the New York Observer ... to declare that 'no movie in my memory has depressed me more than Million Dollar Baby.'” In early 2005, the film sparked controversy when some disability rights activists protested the ending. Wesley J. Smith in The Weekly Standard also criticized the film for its ending and for missed opportunities; Smith said, “The movie could have ended with Maggie triumphing once again, perhaps having obtained an education and becoming a teacher; or, opening a business managing boxers; or perhaps, receiving a standing ovation as an inspirational speaker.” Eastwood responded to the criticism by saying the film was about the American dream. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Eastwood distanced himself from the actions of characters in his films, noting, “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”. Roger Ebert stated that “a movie is not good or bad because of its content, but because of how it handles its content. Million Dollar Baby is classical in the clean, clear, strong lines of its story and characters, and had an enormous emotional impact”. Some commentators criticized the fact that the phrase mo chuisle, a term of endearment meaning literally “my pulse”, and generally “my darling”, was misspelled in the film as Mo Cuishle, as shown on the back of Maggie's robe. It is translated in the film as “my darling, my blood”, although an Irish Gaelic translation site states that it is always translated as “pulse”, not as “blood”. The original phrase is short for a chuisle mo chroí, meaning “O pulse of my heart”. The film has been praised, however, for stirring renewed interest in the Irish language in the U.S.
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