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torstai 24. maaliskuuta 2011

Gran Torino 2009

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama

Release Date: 3 April 2009

IMDB: Link

Some of the stars:

 Clint Eastwood ... Walt Kowalski
Christopher Carley ... Father Janovich
Bee Vang ... Thao
Ahney Her ... Sue
Brian Haley ... Mitch Kowalski
Geraldine Hughes ... Karen Kowalski
Dreama Walker ... Ashley Kowalski

 Movie trailer

 


The film is about a Korean war veteran, Walt Kowalski, who lives with his dog. He'd lost his wife recently and doesn't have a good relationship with his sons. Walt is bitter and tormented by the war's ghosts. Besides, he's getting annoyed with the increasing presence of immigrants in his neighborhood.

One of his neighbors, an Asian boy named Thao, tries to steal his car, a 1972 Gran Torino, in order to be accepted in a gang but is stopped by Walt and his gun. After some events, Walt and Thao become friends while having to deal with the violence of the street gang.

I think the script is very good. It explores themes such as racism, friendship, anger, revenge and redemption in a creative (and sometimes funny) way. It's about life and death and how the death of one person can bring life to another. Clint Eastwood does a great job reviving his "tough-guy" type but this time with lots of emotion and experience. Very Good! Hope you will enjoy it as well.

38 kommenttia:

  1. I've heard this is watchable :P maybe I should check it out

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  2. Love the trailer will see the movie thanks to your review +

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  3. Slow but really good movie. Enjoyed it very much.

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  4. I havent seen this movie yet. But am now keen seen as you mentioned racism

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  5. I loved this film but the ending was a little bit too much for my taste.

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  6. Awesome movie, ill be following for more!

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  7. Looks like a great film, I'll check it out next time I'm near a blockbuster.
    +followed.

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  8. i fucking loved this movie +1 followed

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  9. Ive seen this before, have to say its amazing movie and goes to my top 10. Very unique masterpiece

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  10. Great movie. Clint does an exellent job playing Walt. Also liked the ending.

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  11. I remember seeing this with my family... really good film

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  12. It's a really nice movie. Eastwood is getting old though.

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  13. I really want to see this, might need to rent it out next week...

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  14. this film is really great. the ending was sad. :(
    but all in all an awesome movie

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  15. i thought this movie was really good when i watched it a few weeks back. awesome stuff!

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  16. Havent seen this movie, going to have to check it out.

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  17. Ive been holding back on this movie, simply because there was so many others that seemed more interesting. Bit it seems like i might wanna give at a go :)

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  18. oldest guy that i still wouldn't want to fight. clint rocks!

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  19. I love that movie, and Clint Eastwood is just awesome!

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  20. I really liked this movie. Great review btw.

    Followed.

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  21. Took some time getting into, but a good movie.

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  22. im a guy who NEVER cries but this almost, almost, brought tears to my eyes. was a very good movie and i'd recommend it to anyone.

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  23. Really good music, need to watch it again sometime soon.

    good blog too ;D

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  24. I absolutely loved this movie, I really need to buy it one of these days.

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  25. This movie was of the greatest i've seen! Clint is great actor and director.

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