Movie: Get Low
Like/Don't Like: Like
I watched this on the flight from Rome to New York, which, for the record, is a very long flight, so I don't know if it was a lack of sleep of my giddiness on returning home, but this one really got to me.
It's based on the true story of a recluse who staged his own funeral so he could be there to hear the stories people told of him. Which is a genius idea, by the way. Wouldn't we all love to do that?
I love Robert Duvall in this. Really, I love him in anything, but he played this guy with so much humanity. I loved it. Bill Murray was a little wrong for the part. He seemed from another time period all together. But I have a hard time not adoring Bill Murray so we'll just drop it. There were some really beautiful moments to this story and I was really touched by how it unfolded. So much so that I started to cry and my seat mates, Maureen and Al, were a little concerned. But Al ended up watching it a few hours later and loved it too.