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”.