These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Million Dollar Baby
Ending Fatigue: Maggie's misfortunes are so heart-wrenching that you wish for the movie to end faster. It doesn't.
Moral Event Horizon: Maggie's family crosses it when coming to visit her in the nursing home... after spending a week at Universal Studios and Disneyland, with the ulterior motive of wanting her to sign her money over to them. Maggie earns a Moment Of Awesome by rejecting them and forcing them to leave without a cent.
Narm: Maggie's family are such over-the-top redneck stereotypes that it can be hard to take them seriously.
Tear Jerker: One of the most depressing and heartwrenching Clint Eastwood stories.
Unfortunate Implications: The film caught a lot of flak from advocacy groups for the disabled, who claimed that it condones euthanizing paralyzed people, and that its ultimate message is "life with a physical disability isn't worth living". A few reviewers claimed that it would have been a better movie if it had ended with Maggie learning to cope with her disability and getting an education.