Sunday, March 1, 2009

Gran Torino

Ty and I are surprised that this wasn't nominated for Best Film in 2008. Gran Torino is a masterpiece! The characters are well-developed, and more than 5 have a distinct arc in the story. We could not keep our eyes off this. Even my pregnancy bladder didn't call me away!

A few notes:

  • Virtually every racial slang for an Asian is used in this movie. It's offensive, but compelling. Any young person easily influenced by such language should not see this picture.
  • The film is very Pro-Catholic. This was a nice surprise.
  • If you are squeemish or easily upset about rape scenes and the like, go to the bathroom when Sue comes home. You'll feel this build in your gut, just be warned. (1 minute should do it)

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