Inspired by the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, this stately frontier drama stars Robert Duvall as a backwoods eccentric who stages his own funeral—while still alive. Ten thousand people arrive to hear him speak and to learn why this local legend exiled himself 40 years ago to the foothills of Eastern Tennessee. Set in the early 1930s, Get Low is a story of mystery and discovery that speaks of timeless things. Can we know who we are? Should we judge anyone? Is there redemption for those of us lost in the dark catacombs of our past? Also starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black. —TIFF
Great performances and obvious good intentions still yield a mediocre film. The film feels like a collection of moments rather than a cohesive vision. It is worth watching just to see old pros like Duvall, Murray and Spacek share scenes together. The cornpone musical score is overused and starts to seem like a desperate device to give scenes lift they would not otherwise have.
This movie has been on my Watch List for awhile However, I was somehow painfully disappointed. The acting was superb, mainly from Duvall, but that was to be expected. What stopped this movie from hitting home was the poor plot development, and the unexpected yet cliche turn that it took toward his reason for becoming a hermit. The suspense held just long enough, but it didn't deliver the goods.
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Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, Kevin Kline and Paul Dano, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. None of them are in Brett Haley's The New Year, but they
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