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I had no idea about the plot line of ST. VINCENT prior to seeing it in the theatre last week, but the cast (and “buzz” about the film) sold me: BILL MURRAY, MELISSA MCCARTHY, NAOMI WATTS, JAEDEN LIEBERHER, CHRIS O’DOWD, and TERRENCE HOWARD. Writer/director THEODORE MELFI‘s movie is touching, funny, and it wasn’t too long (which means a lot in my books).
It is about what transpires when a young boy and his mom move next door to a grumpy old man (who has a heart of gold). The plot line is not ridiculously original, but I think everyone can relate to the desire to love again before all hope is lost, and experiencing companionship with the least likely of people. I recommend seeing it!