Wednesday, September 30, 2009

GRAN TORINO

Screenplay by Nick Schenk
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood
Christopher Carley
Bee Vang
Ahney Her

Premiere date: December 9, 2008
R for language throughout, and some violence.

Walt Kowalski is an unabashed bigot who never heard a racial insult he didn't love. Bitter, haunted, and full of pride, Walt refuses to abandon the neighborhood he's lived in for decades despite its changing demographics as he clings desperately to a mindset long since out of step with the times. When his Hmong neighbor Thao tries to steal his prized muscle car as part of a gang initiation, Walt is forced to grapple with the world around him.

National Board of Review
Best Actor - Clint Eastwood
Best Original Screenplay

2 comments:

Alex in Movieland said...

I've actually never finished this. Just saw 40 minutes. The acting was SOOOOOO bad and the screenplay so naive... But what I do love and listen to all the time is Jamie Cullum's song. love love love it.

Rae Kasey said...

I have to agree with you. The supporting cast was really weak and the story was one giant cliche half the time. But I did think Eastwood was fantastic.

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