Tuesday, August 16, 2011

True Grit

Movie:  True Grit
Like/Don't Like:  Liked very much

I hesitated watching this movie because I am a delicate flower.  I don't like violence, particularly gun violence, the kind that is often found in westerns.  But several people have said that I could handle it and that I would like it in the end.  I am happy to report that they were right on both counts, although I had to avert my eyes several times.

Thinking back, I really loved everything about it (ok, except for the shooting).  It's definitely a whole package film.  The acting was sensational (I'm a little upset now that Hailee Steinfeld isn't playing Katniss - as originally rumored) the score was perfect, and I loved the stylized dialogue.  Everyone, even the drunks, spoke with crisp drawn out sentences.  No contractions.  It somehow added a sense of importance to the story.  As soon as it was over I wanted to watch it again. 

3 comments:

Heidi (Todd) Broberg said...

This is like Ned's FAVORITE movie. We already own it! He loves it!

Rach said...

The jury has been out for me for a while on this one. I need to see it again to decide how I feel. I really liked the girl. She's fantastic. And who doesn't love Jeff Bridges? I just need to see it again.

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