Sunday, November 16, 2014
St. Vincent ~ 2014 Bill Murray
St. Vincent -- Touted as a comedy, this was one movie that yes, made us laugh, but also had us searching for tissues as the emotional tears flowed as well.
Bill Murray is "Vincent" a grumpy, Vietnam Vet who drinks too much and gambles too much. He lives with his cat in Brooklyn, and has no money, and little prospect for happy senior years. New neighbor, Maggie, (Melissa McCarthy) and her young son Oliver (Jaeden Liberher) move in next door. The newly divorced, mom works long hours at the hospital, and Vincent volunteers to watch Oliver after school for a fee. While Vincent teaches Oliver how to toughen up, and takes him to places most kids have never seen, Oliver begins to see the kinder, caring side of Vincent that others do not see.
Do yourself a favor and be sure to see this movie, sometime soon. I hope you will love it as much as we did. This is one of those movies where the theater sat silent and no one left until the screen went dark.