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Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday—At the Movies

10 Good Reasons to See, TRUE GRIT

  1. It is a Coen Brothers movie (there is always something extra great about a Coen Bros movie)
  2. It is nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor, & Best Supporting Actress
  3. Hailee Steinfeld, the girl narrator & a relative unknown, delivers a totally compelling performance
  4. It has a very satisfying ending
  5. It's a good Western
  6. It's fun to compare it to the 1969 original with John Wayne, Kim Darby (Mattie), Glen Campbell (Le Boeuf), Robert Duvall (Ned Pepper) & Dennis Hopper (Moon, the guy who is shot in the leg)
  7. It's way better than the original
  8. You can read the book by Charles Portis, published in 1968
  9. There are no scary parts
  10. Jeff Bridges disciplines some kids who are tormenting a mule...Coen-style