St. Vincent – Movie Review
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St. Vincent – Movie Review

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It wasn’t long ago that I told my girlfriend, the Internet wants to ruin Bill Murray for the rest of us. Bill Murray is playing golf with PBR pants. Bill Murray takes photo with newlyweds. Bill Murray is working as a bartender in Austin. Will you leave the man alone? I thought to myself when there were three new pieces about the serendipitous appearances of the actor.
We even talked about his career pivot. Was it Rushmore that made the 2000s Bill Murray or was it Lost in Translation that really put him on that path? Turns out, Murray has been taking risks since the 70s. None of this is new to him. Only this renewed and strong appreciation for his work.
When I first heard of St. Vincent, I didn’t know what to expect. I have been secretly wishing for a project that is finally going to give him a shit ton of awards, but really, what does it matter? Fans of Bill Murray don’t need that kind of validation. If we are the only ones that know how awesome he is, that’s good enough. In St. Vincent he plays a drunk, a misanthrope that wind up becoming a babysitter. The always affable Melissa McCarthy moves next door and she’s going through a tough divorce, readjusting and little Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) has to find a way to stay cool with it. Enter Bill Murray as the belligerent neighbor that needs some cash and offers to take care of the kid.
Rest assured that Murray will teach him a few tricks. Here’s the thing though: I can’t tell you more than Naomi Campbell is amazing in this movie as the hooker with a golden heart and that the script is full of colorful, imperfect and human characters. And that the cast delivers a solid performance, because I don’t want to ruin a minute of this movie for you.
The work of Bill Murray and writer-director Theodore Melfi (this is his first feature!) pays off in a upbeat, feel good movie that you won’t regret seeing at the movies. By the way, the bar they hang out, Capri, is my neighborhood bar and that’s where I first saw Bill Murray. That day was awesome.
To answer the question I posit to my girlfriend, no, the Internet can’t ruin Bill Murray. Nobody can.

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