by Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law and Thomas Carney Scholar, Boston College Law School
This year's Oscar darling was the poignant account of aging manager Frankie Dunn, played by Clint Eastwood, training Hillary Swank's Maggie to box. While conservatives have decried the film as glorifying euthanasia, the film has become the favorite of liberal Hollywood because of its depiction of an independent, non-sexualized woman who succeeds because of physical strength and endurance. Swank and Morgan Freeman, who plays a former boxer relegated to janitorial duties in Frankie's gym, won acting Oscars. Eastwood took home the director's statue, and the movie won Best Picture.
I think liberals have gotten the movie wrong. I am progressive, and I was profoundly disappointed. I found the film's clich?