my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Gran Torino
Director:   Clint Eastwood
Year:   2008
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.08.09

Other Movies Seen By This Director (9)
- American Sniper
- Blood Work
- The Eiger Sanction
- Flags of Our Fathers
- Heartbreak Ridge
- Letters from Iwo Jima
- Million Dollar Baby
- Sudden Impact
- Sully

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.08.09NetflixThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2009
An old racist bastard befriends his vietnamese neighbors despite his constant listing of slurs and epithets. It's funny how Clint Eastwood can do it here and it's a social statement but when William Sanderson does it in Fight For Your Life it's offensive and demeaning.

In any case, I found this alternatingly hilarious and decent. The whole teaching-someone-to-be-a-man thing is very macho and Pelecanos-esque and I liked that aspect, but Eastwood's gruff persona was very funny, probably unintentionally so. I also appreciate that he finally unlocked the secret language of the white man for everybody to know. Now when other ethnicities enter old-school barber shops, we won't be able to tell if they're one of the good ones or not.

I also like how all of his sons and grandkids were unapologetic douches and how the movie pays no sympathy toward any of them even at the end.

so... up next may be the last movie of the fest. I dunno. We'll see how I feel afterward. It's got gays!
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