This film is about an under-appreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer (the film’s title character) achieve her dream of becoming a professional. Maggie, is a waitress turned boxer that is adamant about realizing her dream of professional boxing even though she is too old to start. Eventually she makes it to a championship fight where she suffers a horrible accident. This film is an Academy winner, and when you watch it you can tell why. The story pulls you in and makes you feel for characters. Great film if you need a nudge to boost you to go for your dreams.