My Memorial Day was spent at Vickie’s house and we all decided simply to be lazy and watch a couple of movies.
Here is one of the movies we watched.
Gran Torino. Written, directed and starring the one and only Clint Eastwood.
I have always had a man-crush on Clint Eastwood. Come on, he owns one of the best lines in movie history. And he might be older than most living actors. He is still quite an incredible actor.
This story is reminscient of Crash, but it takes the issue of racism on a whole new spin. Eastwood’s character, Walt, is simply hardcore. He pretty much hates all races as the movie begins, but has a redemptive quality that has not been seen in most movies in the past 10 or so years.
Do yourself a favor and watch this movie. I really learned a lot through it.
The best scenes involved Eastwood and his neighbors as well as some conversations he had with a local priest.
4 out of 5 stars.