ST VINCENT (2014)
A film by Theodore Melfi
Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
Vincent (Bill Murray) is down on his luck, he has a lot of debt, he owe money to everybody around him. he is one of the best customer of a Russian hooker named Daka (Naomi Watts) , he loves to drink, smoke and gambling eating is further away from his mind has never seen a vegetable, has a sarcastic sense of humor and everyone around him keeps a safe distance away from him. A hard-working, but never around single mother named Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves in next to Vincent with her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) who is smarter than most adult. After a rough first day at school that leaves him locked out of his home, Oliver spends the evening with Vincent which sparks a bunch of adventures between two unlikely individuals.
Bill Murray had a great career thanks to the independent film. Murray does a wonderful job in St Vincent he is a tough guy to get along with but the boy sees good in him. Vincent is annoying, funny, and has Darka points out a complete asshole. McCarthy is doing an outstanding jobs playing her character withdrawn and very well aware that is she leave the kid with Vincent there will be some danger. Plus she has obstacles that is thrown are her in every direction along with that. This feature film debut of Jaeden Lieberher who is just outstanding. He brings to life the sadness of being picked on by bullies in school and finding comfort and friendship with Vincent who later teaches how to fight. The chemistry between the actors are just perfect as well as their strong performances. It is a bit predictable but it is a charming comedy.
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