Friday, February 11, 2011

True Grit (2010)

Few weeks ago, my Dad-in-law took us all to a movie theater and he picked "True Grit" for us to watch. Well, you can't complain because it was his treat. On the positive angle, I love country theme movies, and I was not at all bored with the movie. However, the movie ended up great, and we all left happy and satisfied.
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Let me give you a brief review about the movie, and maybe it will stir up something in you that will make you decide to watch it anyway. A 14-year old farm girl Mattie Ross was following the murder of her father, and hired Rooster Cogburn, the toughest U.S. marshal she can find to aid her. He is the man with "true grit", whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Tom Chaney, the man who murdered her father. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
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One of the things that really impress me with this movie is the very outstanding act of the newcomer Hailee Stenifeld (Mattie Ross). She totally beat out 15,000 other girls in the movie industry . Commentators said that their uses of accents and language is what made the True Grit sounds completely authentic and came up very prominent. To top it all, I also love their soundtrack which is the "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms". I started falling in love with this song when Twila Paris sung this. Of course, they revise it again on this movie, and that was why I had a little doubt when I first heard the instrumental. Although it was only instrumental throughout the show time, but it confirmed itself at the end of the movie, and I believe that it added spice to it.

1 comment:

Day-Dreamin' Optimist said...

You know, I wasn't sure if I was going to see this movie or not, but your opinion has given me a second look at the movie.