Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Get Low

Get Low is an independent movie (although it was playing at a local Tinseltown) set in Depression-era Tennessee.  It features Robert Duvall as a hermit who wants to buy his funeral service, except he wants it while he's still alive.  Duvall is excellent as always, and Bill Murray as the funeral director expresses himself more diversely than I expected, even better than his role in Lost In Translation.  The acting is incredible even beyond those two, and the photography takes advantage of great hill country.  (What can I say?  I like trees.)

Unfortunately the story doesn't shine as strongly.  It makes sense, which probably puts it in the top 10% of movie scripts, but the tension and mystery build to a revelation that doesn't expand the drama, merely sufficing to fill in the gaps.  The ending isn't bad, it's just not what you might think the rest of the story promised.

The acting alone is worth the price of a ticket, but enjoy the ride, because that's all you'll get.

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