Sunday, August 8, 2010

Get Low

Yesterday afternoon we went to see the new film Get Low, which stars two of my favorite actors--Cissy Spacek (sp?) and Robert Duvall. I really liked the film, despite the fact that the NYT and other reviewers gave it relatively low grades as a whole, though they enjoyed these actors' performances. Bill Murray was good in it also, though I don't think he's a particularly good actor, in general. He IS funny, and this film allowed him to be funny, which worked well.
The character Duvall plays, or perhaps just the way he plays it, is particularly interesting, and the plot has some nice sharp curves in it that will surprise, so I won't say too much. The period stuff is interesting too (it's set in the Depression in the south).
So if you're hesitating about going to see the film, go ahead.


Robin said...

Sounds great! They are some of my favorite actors as well! I would love to see this movie!

Robbi said...

I wanted to ask you to come, but R wanted just us to go this time.