Carli Lloyd has been the center of attention since her days as a teenager. From her television shows, to her early appearance on the show “How I Met Your Mother,” Carli was a name known by many. Since her days on television, Carli has developed into one of the best acting stars in movies and is known for creating some very memorable characters. From her days as Daniella Gazzola in “The Normal Life” to her role as Holly Golightly in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Carli has developed into one of the best actresses in Hollywood. Carli's career has also reached new heights with the release of her second movie, “Million Dollar Baby.”
In “Million Dollar Baby,” Carli plays Lily Bartowski, a young woman who falls in love with an older man in just the beginning stages of their relationship. Lily lives a rather sheltered life in New York City, working as a nanny and attending college. One day she receives a call from Daniella Gazzola, telling her that her agent has made a deal with a very rich man. Lily eagerly accepts the news, but Lily is unaware that her father is not so well off and that he is in debt. Once Lily realizes that her father has less money than she does, she starts to worry about where she can find her next big break.
The movie “Million Dollar Baby” follows the story of Lily and her complicated relationship with her parents and her alcoholic, abusive boyfriend. Lily's drinking and partying lifestyle have caught up with her, and she finds herself living in an alcohol rehab center for the third time in her life. However, when she returns home for the final time, Lily realizes that she has not changed at all, even though her appearance has changed drastically. Lily decides to go out with her friend, assi Adderly, and her new boyfriend, Andy. Things go bad right away, however, and the two girls are swept away by the siren song of the rich.
Like most biographies, “Million Dollar Baby” follows a linear timeline. Lily picks up the book once she is discharged from rehab, she begins attending night school, and after she graduates, Lily gets a job as a receptionist. It is then that she meets Daniella Gazzola. The two start dating and soon have a baby named Dashiell who turns out to be the spitting image of Lily's own daughter, Echo.
After a brief stint in a mental hospital, Lily returns home to take care of Dashiell and to work on her memoir. One day, Lily gets a visit from Daniella and learns that she has died of a drug overdose. Lily rushes to the hospital only to learn that Daniella was a patient of hers and died while in a coma. Lily then spends the next few days attempting to get through the pain of losing her baby only to learn that her dad, Frank Liddle (James Russo), has been dead for quite some time.
The movie “Million Dollar Baby” is not as successful as the book, but it is still an entertaining watch with some great acting and romantic scenes. The book, however, is far more interesting and the plot is far more interesting. The movie merely adds another layer of complication to the story, making it far too complex to understand. In short, if you are not a fan of the Carli Liddle franchise, I recommend not watching this one.
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