True Grit (Green)

I loved this movie.  (Green) means go watch it.

The story is simple.  Maddie’s father is killed and she wants to catch the man who did it so she hires Rooster Cogburn to help her find him.

The movie starts out with Maddie trying to take care of the business her father leaves behind.  There is an amazingly entertaining scene near the beginning of the movie where she is negotiating the sale of some horses.  How interesting could a 14 year old girl selling horses be?  In this movie it was captivating and humorous.  People in the audience were laughing.

Which reminds me.  This movie is more funny than the Golden Glob nominated movie The Tourist.  Not that True Grit is a comedy but neither is The Tourist.

This movie would have gone to mush in a hurry if the Coen Brothers hadn’t been the dudes in charge.  It had just the right amount of humor, action, dialog, story, and character.  I didn’t find myself wanting anything more then what I was being given.

The characters were fantastic.  Everyone was unique and believable. Young Hailee Steinfeld did an amazing job as Maddie.  Jeff Bridges should at least get nominated for the role of Cogburn but he won the big prize last year so I don’t know if he will.  There were even moments when I forgot the Texas Ranger was Matt Damon.  He rocked the mustache like a champ.  The back and forth between him and Cogburn was good times.

The story flowed so well it was refreshing to watch.  You know right from the beginning that you are going to get your money’s worth.  Nothing ever felt forced.  The twists and turns weren’t expected.  You knew what was going to happen but you never knew how it was going to happen.  Just some solid writing.

The whole movie could have just been Jeff Bridges talking and it would have been worth it.

I haven’t seen the original or read the book so I don’t know how they stack up to this movie.

This was just a fun movie to watch.  There was never a moment when I felt bored because it was just fun to listen to Cogburn dis the Texas Rangers or talk about his ex-wives or whatever.

You should go watch this movie, not Little Fockers.  If you watch Little Fockers then we can’t be friends anymore.

Also, my dad liked this movie.  If my dad likes it then you know it’s a good movie.

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