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Movies 2011: True Grit

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True Grit by the Coen brothers is what movie critics would call a Western movie.

True_Grit_Poster I didn’t know  such a genre existed until I read about this movie. If I think of it, perhaps the closest match of a ‘western movie’ that I have seen would be  There will be blood.

The story begins with Mattie’s father getting murdered and the killer escaping from the scene. What follows is an adventurous journey by Mattie to find the killer and punish him with the highest punishment of that time. In spite of many hurdles the girl just sticks to her goal .  Her true grit along and help from some very courageous but great hearted men help her achieve the goal.

The story  may sound bland but the screenplay and the dialogue along with  fine performances by the lead actors make for a nice watch. Jeff Bridges role as ‘Rooster Cogburn’ ,the one eyed US marshal is a strong contender for the Oscars this year. Many have predicted him to win it too.BTW, Jeff Bridges won the Oscar last year for his role in Crazy Heart .

The script of the movie is (predictably) western .So it may sound pretty fast if you are not used to it .

Most important observation : this is a very different kind of movie  compared to other movies by the directors movies (think of NCOM ) . Its perhaps their only movie to get a PG13 from MPAA !
IMO worth a one time watch .And definitely recommended if want to see some good screenplay .

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Written by sujai

February 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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