Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rent This Flick

Rooster Cogburn: That didn't pan out.
Rented True Grit last night and was really impressed.

Jeff Bridges doesn't play a character- he inhabits the body of another person. Think about how few actors do that. Fine actors are a rarity, like a Brando or a Rod Steiger. Bridges is one among the best.

Yes, the supporting cast is terrific (Hailee Steinfeld as the 14-year-old headstrong Mattie Ross is a standout as well as Josh Brolin), but we wait for Bridges to anchor, to move and to make us laugh.

Don't miss this one.

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