|Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on August 14, 2010 at 8:15 PM|
GET LOW ***
IDEA: An old hermit intends to throw a funeral for himself - while he's still alive.
BLURB: For most of its duration, Get Low is a calm, agreeable old-fashioned tale well told. It looks nice, it feels right, and the viewer is quick to be brought into the film’s oaky, earthy 1930s environs. If the script is sometimes too standard for its own good, and if the ending comes as a tacked on misjudgment, Schneider and his lofty team of performers manage to draw winning characterizations out of familiar ideas. Robert Duvall’s crusty, hurting wryness and Bill Murray’s alleviating wit, along with finely detailed period settings, hold this often creaky backwoods drama together.