Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gran Torino

I have just watched Gran Torino and I think it's an under-rated movie. It is extremely contemporary for many reasons
  • unemployment in post manufacturing US (I assume it was written before GM's collapse)
  • old age
  • racial inequality and brutality
The story is admittingly simple and the movie is carried by Eastwood who has tremendous economy in his acting. Walt's grumpiness and sarcasm is even funny. I also like how the movie plays with the Dirty Harry theme which is then chucked away at the end.

It deserved more awards than it received.

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