OK, I am in love this with this film for several reasons, one being that Bill Murray is back to his lovable self in his best movie since ”Lost in Translation”(2003) I have always watched Murray’s films but he has not been in a hit for the best part of a decade (Excluding the cameo in Zombieland) it’s not that his films since then have been poor but none of them have given Bill the licence to really express that ” Go fuck yourself face” or throw away witty sarcastic lines like they mean nothing, in St.Vincent he plays a man who has given up on keeping up with life and instead spends his time telling people where to go or insulting people who dare think about being nice to him.
The cast is so strong throughout that there is never a moment were the film dips at all, you have the warm & charming Melissa McCarthy who plays a straight character with great depth, you have the acting chops of Naomi Watts who somehow managers to convince you that she is a East European hooker, along with Chris O’Dowd who plays the teacher with the heart of gold, the mix of this cast is perfect, it’s very rare that you get a cast that gels so well and compliments each other in the way they do in this movie.
It’s written and directed by Theodore Melfi, I am about to download his previous films, based on this film he must have some unknown quality in his back catalogue.
The film will make you laugh,… at times make you feel like crying but by the end you will have the sense like I did that this is as close as your going to get to making the perfect movie, it will take you out of your living room and into a world full of possibilities.
Do yourself a favour and go and watch it!