True Grit

On Mon­day (3 days ago) I noticed True-Grit was avail­able via my Net­flix account so I added it to the top of my queue. It’s fun­ny, after being a Net­flix cus­tomer for 5 years, I’m still amazed when the movie arrives 1–2 days lat­er. Any­way, True-Grit arrived to my PO Box (oh did I men­tion I moved out into the woods in April and I still don’t have a mail­box?) and after putting the kids down, my wife and I threw it into the XBOX and start­ed it up.

Over­all, I felt the writ­ing, act­ing and film­ing were top notch. Although I could bare­ly under­stand a word Roost­er Cog­burn said, I felt this added to the authen­tic­i­ty of the film and helped emerge me into the Cog­burn gang.  On the neg­a­tive side, at the end of the film my wife and I looked at each oth­er and said, “Real­ly? That’s it?  Did they run out of bud­get or ideas or?”.

Now grant­ed, I know the film is an adap­tion of a nov­el how­ev­er I that doesn’t change the fact that I felt like the end­ing was a drop-off fol­lowed by the cred­its.  Rather than going to bed think­ing, great film, I seem to remem­ber going up the stairs say­ing “I’ll nev­er get those 2 hours back”.


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