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Plot: A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. Runtime: 102 mins Release Date: 24 Oct 2014
As a picture of real life, and all the superficial BS, and as ugly as real life can be....spot on..thanks to all that brought this to the screen. VS the mind numbing Crapsicles they usually serve us in most movies. Murray is AWESOME as he was in the Razor's Edge..when he was at his tragic comedy best. Proud to be a Murray! Want to know what REAL life is like...go see this. This is by far one of his best roles. Human-yes, flawed-yes. Bring a few tissues. None of us are perfect but this makes us realize that our flaws make us, in other words, a saint. I think tat this is one of the Best <more>
Roles ever that I have seen Bill in. Sure, it is funny when he is the clown but watching this will break your heart....in a good way
Bill Murray deserves an Oscar for this... (by dory-ainsworth)
BEST movie I have seen in years. Bill Murray was absolutely amazing. I laughed, I cried... I will never prejudge anyone again.McCarthy plays an awesome part too and the young Jaeden Lieberher was a great find for the part of Oliver. McCarthy's role shows she can do more than silly parts. I hope to see her in more dramatic parts in the future. Loved the movie... and totally believe that Bill Murray deserves Oscar recognition for this role. It was an incredibly touching role. WTG Mr. Murray ... I've been a fan since way back with "Stripes" but THIS... this was by far your <more>
Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy give Oscar worthy performances (by DarkVulcan29)
When this movie is funny, it's very funny, and it's dramatic, it's quite dramatic. Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy both have proving too act of there range, and I hope they both will be nominated for an Oscar, cause there performances where quite real.Vincent Bill Murray a 60 something year old, who is just really just down on his luck, but one day that all changes when a divorced mother Melissa McCarthy and her son Jaden Lieberher move next door, Vincent does not want nothing to do with either of them, but finds himself watching the boy, while the mother has to work late. But <more>
when Vincent and him begin to bond, how will it change them both.Naomi Watts is memorable has a Russian pregnant stripper/hooker, steals a lot of the movie any scenes she is in. The scenes with Murray and Lieberher are pretty much the good part of the film, he has an acting ability that defines his years. It's an entertaining bittersweet film.
There is a school of film reviewing which suggests that a film is like a symphony, to review it, don't bother with minutiae, just listen for a false or off-key note, and deduct points accordingly.By that approach, this film would be a 10 because there are no false notes.And it is really that good.The key to these sorts of films is trust your script, trust your actors, and trust the director to simply to give them lead and let them run. Which is precisely what we have here.The iconic Bill Murray gives his most memorable performance since MEATBALLS -- which, BTW, launched the entire <more>
Canadian film industry -- even though it is not actually a comic role. Impressive.Naomi Watts give her most memorable performance since MULHULLAND DRIVE where, as a glowing young ingénue, she stole scene after scene. She steals here too.Even Melissa McCarthy, who many consider a scenery-chewer and over-the-top, is wonderfully restrained and actually creates an empathetic character.Delightful.
This movie is a touching story. It is about a boy who befriends a crusty curmudgeon in Vincent Bill Murray and discovers some facts of life. But the deeper story is that family is really the friends you choose and the wide cast of misfits are brought together by a mix of circumstances and events. They are lost but then are found. The story also showcases the lost heroes of Vietnam. These veterans are dying off and as a nation we have forgotten their contributions in this senseless war. The boy is the glue to the cast and he bridges the gap from the wide differences between the characters. I <more>
would highly recommend if and is sure to conjure up a tear or too. A real good feel movie that shows how saints are everywhere, everyday, check out St. Vincent. Bill Murray is a masterful actor that becomes the character,
I don't review many movies, but after watching St. Vincent, I thought the 7.5 rating was a bit unfair and I wanted to put my two cents in.I went into this thinking I was going to watch a comedy. I figured it was going to be like a funny version of Gran Torino. But this movie is a drama with a lot heart that also has some great humor peppered throughout. It's insane that IMDb categorizes it as a 'comedy' only. To me, this movie is first and foremost a drama. There are heart-wrenching moments, sweet moments, and funny moments, all done very well.I love Bill Murray, but I've <more>
never thought of him as a great actor. Boy was I pleasantly surprised here. There were times when I nearly forgot I was watching Bill Murray. He absolutely nailed the role. He made me laugh, and he made me grab more than one tissue.It's not a complicated story, and not a terribly unique story, but it's a good story. And it has plenty of great moments that will tug at your heart. If you want a heartwarming drama that will make you laugh and make you cry, you can't go wrong with St. Vincent. And you'll probably walk away with a bit more respect for Bill Murray as an actor. I know I did. I highly recommend St. Vincent.8.5/10
A stellar performance by Bill Murray (by bbickley13-921-58664)
Bill Murray shows his acting range in this film by playing a despicable human being that you can't help but to like, as Vincent, an angry old man who takes on the job of a babysitter to his new neighbor's young son in order to make some extra cash he surely needs. Melissa McCartney, who plays the neighbor is also in the movie. I love McCartney, but it was obvious from the start that this is Big Bill's show and he's leading this dance, while Melissa and Naomi Watts, who also stars in the film are just tools to move the story along. A task any actress could have done, but having <more>
Naomi and Melissa makes the movie better to market. I wish I got more laughs for McCartney, but like I said, this is totally Bill's ride, and it was a good one.
This film is recommended.The old curmudgeon has been a screen staple from Lionel Barrymore to Walter Matthau to Jack Nicholson. Yet no one has played this type of character so well these many years as Bill Murray. Even as a young man, the actor brought with him that droll view of life, a wicked acerbic wit, and a unique ironic humor to his many film roles from Ghostbusters to Scrooge to Lost in Translation. So his portrayal in St. Vincent may not be much of a stretch for the actor, but it is wildly captivating performance that needs to been seen.Yes, the story is far from original. Crotchety <more>
old man finds love and redemption by the love of a young kid who he befriends begrudgingly. Vincent is a drunk and a gambler. Yet, his new neighbor, Maggie a subtle and convincing Melissa McCarthy , hires him to babysit her son, Oliver Jaeden Lieberher , while she is at work making ends meet. Now right there, one questions the entire sit-com set-up and implausible story of the film, but one goes along with the preposterous notion for sheer entertainment purposes.Placing Mr. Murray in that pivotal role is the force that binds this story together. He is both charming and repulsive in this part and the actor is an absolute comic delight. Vincent's the man-child, a boy who never grew up, a loner who survives from day to day and Murray nails his character. His droll asides when taking his young charge to a bar or racetrack, or cavorting with strippers and other unsavory persons are key to the film's enjoyment, as is his wonderful chemistry with Master Lieberger, who gives a natural and lovely performance as a child who seems to have more common sense than any of the adults in this film.St. Vincent is an auspicious film debut by director/ writer Theodore Melfi. While his initial premise is spotty, the filmmaker more than acquits himself with his funny script and fine casting. Rounding out this wonderful trio of actors are Chris O'Dowd, Terrence Howard, and especially Naomi Watt as a Russian call girl with a heart of platinum. The entire ensemble delivers their lines with brutal accuracy and delicious comic timing, even if the film leads to a rather mawkish and sappy ending that some may find to be poignant. One just can't help relishing in the overall fun.Technically, Melfi needs to learn more restraint as a director. He tends to overuse pop songs to reinforce his message and overdoes many scenes with melodramatic spurts. As a writer, he creates effective dialog mixed with one-liners that, at least, stay true to his well-written characters. But his plot structure is too conventional and simple in every sense of the word. He may easily achieved his goal in making a crowd-pleasing film, even if it lays on the pathos a bit thickly. And from the reaction of the moviegoers in my audience, the film scored highly amid the audible aahs and sniffles to my left and right. It doesn't merely tug at the heartstrings, it plays two part harmony too.In truth, St. Vincent owes so much of its success to a small blessing known as Mr. Murray. It is his compelling presence that is the main attraction on display, and on that, everybody can rejoice! GRADE: B
Lee Trevino, the comedian golfer from the past, once announced in a courtesy car I was sharing that he could say ANYTHING and the gallery would laugh. So it is with Bill Murray. The only thing funny about this movie was the joke he told in the 1st 30 seconds about the Porch and the BMW.I know now that I could never write a movie screenplay. Who would have thought you could take a loser slob criminal, use him to teach a kid his tricks and vices, then have the kid nominate him for sainthood at his religious school's ceremony while detailing it all in a Power Point presentation? All you have <more>
to do is cast Bill Murray as the loser and presto, it's a comedy. Just in case someone like me see's through the charade, add Vietnam War hero in the presentation which I guess justifies the rest of his sorry life.Hey, I wasn't in a sour mood. I kept waiting for there to be a twist to make me like it. It didn't happen. I suggest after you get a chuckle in the 1st 30 seconds, fast forward to the credits which are superimposed over Murray singing Bob Dylan's SHELTER FROM THE STORM. If you enjoy that garbage, I suppose you may like the movie.