Saturday, July 23, 2011

True Grit (2010)

True Grit (2010)
based on the book by Charles Portis [DVD True]

After her father is killed by Tom Chaney, fast-talking 14-year-old Mattie Ross hires US Marshall Rooster Cogburn - played by Jeff Bridges - to find Chaney and bring him back to be hanged. Cogburn is a drunk but they say he has true grit. Mattie stubbornly tags along against the Marshall's wishes. Along the way they meet Texas Ranger LaBoeuf who wants to take Chaney to Texas to hang for shooting a senator. After they split up who will find Chaney first? This movie is hilarious. Mattie Ross's character is very impressive, stubborn and smart, she seems much older than 14, and she's a great match to Cogburn's drunk and lazy approach. The acting all around is great and the storyline keeps you laughing and on the edge of your seat at the same time. [If you like this, you may also enjoy the novel by Charles Portis or the original motion picture version starring John Wayne.] -- recommended by Carrie K. - Bennett Martin Public Library and South Branch Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official True Grit movie web site ]

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