St. Vincent is a comedy drama that’s written and directed by Theodore Melfi, this happens to be his feature film debut. The movie is about Bill Murray, being Bill Murray, an old cynic, you then introduce Jaeden Lieberher, coupled with Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd and Naomi Watts. The time spent here mainly revolves around Vince and Oliver as they form a friendship.
The good; the characters are just so rich and developed. Sure we have our classic archetypes, but they’re done so well that I care for them at every speed bump life, and the plot, throws at them.
Lieberher as Oliver being paired with Murray is magic, the two have a wonderful chemistry on screen. It’ll be very interesting to see what Lieberher’s next role will be and where his career goes.
The balance of the comedy with the drama is near perfect here, everything feels grounded, like it could happen to me or someone I know.
The bad; as mentioned above, the story is very familiar. The ending is nothing new, but that’s not all bad here.
Overall, I don’t know why I waited to see this movie. The roller coaster this film takes your emotions through is well worth it. Some might say it’s too predictable, but it’s the way they execute the predictable that I love. Good job Mr. Melfi.
This film was released in September, yet when I went to see it there were still people who talked throughout. Newsflash, if I can understand your whole sentence, you’re not whispering…