St. Vincent (2014) Rated PG-13

St. VincentA boy whose parents just divorced makes friends with the sarcastic and crude man next door. Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts,  Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard

This has to be one of the best films I’ve seen this year. The casting was superb, especially Bill Murray, who was at his finest. Jaeden Lieberher plays the boy with a complex blend of innocence and precociousness that compliments Murray perfectly.  Naomi Watts floored me as Daka, the Russian prostitute; I almost didn’t recognize her.  And, don’t count out Melissa McCarthy, in an uncharacteristically understated performance as the boy’s mom, who is doing her best to take care of her son and make ends meet after a divorce.   This film balances comedy and drama with precision, leaving you feeling both uplifted and thoughtful at the end.  This is an excellent, must watch film.

 

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