Buttle's World

12 January, 2009

Gran Torino

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 14:24

If, as rumored, this is Clint’s last movie as an actor he’s going out on a very high note. And the script deserves a nomination – we’ll see if the Academy Writer’s Branch embarrasses itself by overlooking it.

It’s old fashioned in some very nice ways, especially in being the portrait of a good man. But it’s refreshingly new in other ways, and brave in how it forces you to re-evaluate this “racist old coot” by the end of the film. Me? I loved his character from the start. Clint had me at the first growl.

I also agree with everything Roger Clegg says here.

Salty language, some violence. Not for kids. With those caveats, just go see it.

Update:

A couple of other screenwriters like it, too.

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