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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Good Great Gran Torino!

So I will freely admit it, I have a thang for older men, and who better to while away a wintry wet evening by the fire with than good ole Clint Eastwood. My handsome Chef was close by so I had to stay somewhat reserved.
For a movie so loaded about someone who is blatantly racist and hateful towards other nationalities, Clint edges himself gracefully into the viewers hearts. His very young cast mates Bee Vang, and Ahney Her did a really great job as ordinary kids living next door to a grumpy lonely old man.

Although I think a lot of this movie was predictable, and that usually drives me crazy - I tolerated it all the way through because I knew that the ending would have a profound message that would hit home to all (one can only hope!)

Because we live in a world that is so multicultural and colourful, it is important to check our prejudices at the door. Nick Schenk (the writer) must have lived this experience in order to write so 'real' about it. Keep in mind good old Clint also directed this story, so he had complete control over how the story unfolds!

A great movie, well worth the few bucks at the theatre.
That is all the WiseWords I have for today,


Eric said...

I knew you would like it...

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