Becky and I went to see Gran Torino a few weeks ago at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Rotten Tomatos movie website at Gran Torino describes the movie as follows.
“For his fourth directorial feature in the span of two years, Clint Eastwood tells the story of a grizzled Korean War vet’s reluctant friendship with a Hmong teenage boy and his immigrant family. Set in contemporary Detroit, GRAN TORINO tackles the shifting cultural and economic landscape of not only the Motor City, but America as well. Eastwood stars as Walt Kowalski, an unabashed bigot who never heard a racial insult he didn’t love…”
Gran Torino is Clint Eastwood’s latest flick that deals with a number of social issues. I didn’t know what to expect going into this movie, especially since Clint Eastwood is getting to be a pretty old and I’ve saw a few of his last movies that I didn’t like that much and I was expecting a film like that one he did quite a few years ago, Bridges of Madison County
that was like watching grass grow.
Gran Torino was a surprisingly great movie. There are many parts of this that will bother a number of people, especially if they are overly sensative, but the message and the story is fantastic. The characters are good, Eastwood is great and there is plenty of emotion in this film. Not to mention a very cool classic car and the way Clint Eastwood tied his character’s Gran Torino into the movie, even the name of the film, was quite brilliant.
We haven’t been to a movie in quite a long time where the audience clapped at the end of the movie, but that’s what happened with Gran Torino. Obviously, you’ve seen a good movie when the audience applauds and this movie is going to win some awards at the Oscars.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It Heart and Souls dvd
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