It’s a little early to talk about movies opening during the holidays that I’m looking forward to, but I saw the trailer for Gran Torino the other night, and I can’t wait! It’s directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, whose films I normally despise for their overwrought, Method-acting emo-ness, but Gran Torino is different, because it’s a comedy.
The movie’s about an old, crusty, racist Korean War vet (Eastwood) who protects his Hmong neighbors when they are terrorized by gangbangers. It’s a classic Hollywood storyline–big brave white man saves little brown people incapable of saving themselves–but here’s the funny part: OUR HERO/SAVIOR IS ALMOST EIGHTY YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO GO INTO A NURSING HOME. And kinda looks like he has Parkinson’s. And needs a cane. And maybe wears an adult diaper.
Take a look:
See what I mean? Laugh-out-loud funny.
Gran Torino opens in limited release December 17.
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