Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I went to see True Grit tonight so I thought I'd share my experience. Let me start with saying, don't go into this movie expecting an action western, or you'll be let down. There is not a ton of fighting. This is no Good Bad N' Ugly. Instead, this movie focusing on a truly engrosing dramatic plot, rich with character development. The acting here is top notch, most noteaply with great performances from Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, with a suprisingly compitant female performance from Hailee Steinfeld (as Mattie Ross).
The story is basically about a young lady who is seeking revenge after a wanted criminal murders her father in cold blood. She recruits a run down old Marshal to help her (Jeff Bridges) and is also aided by a confident and somewhat stubborn Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to track him down.
The film is directed by the Coen Brothers, and I have to say, looking at the film as a western-drama, it's nearly flawless.
It's a remake of a much earlier film (by the same title) with John Wayne as the leading man. This movie does it justice, in my opinion.
It's worth watching in theater if you're interested in this sort of thing. Check it out.
Posted by Brut at 10:30 PM