Tuesday, February 15, 2011
True Grit Movie Review
I'm a huge John Wayne fan, but True Grit has never been when of my favorites, but in the hands of the brilliant Coen Brothers, True Grit has become a new cowboy classic. This is a Western the way they should be made. Kind of the same caliber film as John Ford's "The Searchers" (now that was a great John Wayne movie).
Hailee Steinfeld, who plays 14 year old Mattie Ross, just steals this film. Not that Jeff Bridges doesn't make a great Rooster Cogburn, he does, but Hailee as Mattie is just mesmerizing. After the movie was over, I kept waiting to speak using Mattie's style and tone. It's kind of like going down South, before you know it you're saying "Y'all" and "I'm fixin".
In traditional Coen Brothers fashion, there were a couple scenes where I hid behind my scarf, but that's always the way with me. Love their moves, can't always take their graphic violence. (yes....I'm a wuss.)
Great movie to take your hubby/boyfriend to if they are movie resistant. It's got enough story and strong performances for both of you.