Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A grumpy old man befriends a “latch-key” kid and their friendship leads both of them to places they didn’t expect.
My Take on it – Bill Murray has created some great characters over the years and each one of them is distinctly different in their craziness and eccentricness, but still we can know and love Murray for his acting abilities.
We now have a new role to add to that list; Vince McKenna.
He is a crass, pessimistic, grumpy man who also has a side he doesn’t show to everyone that he is also a very caring and helpful friend when the chips are down.
This movie is quite predictable because it follows the normal Hollywood template for these kind of movies, but because the characters are so interesting, you don’t care and can just sit back and enjoy getting to know these characters.
Bottom Line – Murray once again shows how great a character actor he can be and at the same time make us care about the characters he creates. Nice take on the father-son friendship that is predictable but still quite enjoyable. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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