Friday, October 24, 2014
St. Vincent is a great contrast
5 second plot: When Oliver and his mom move to a new neighborhood, they immediately run into grumpy neighbor Vincent. Somehow Vincent and Oliver start getting along very well. They both teach each other a thing or two about life. And about saints.
5 second plot: The innocence of a kid combined with the honesty of a grumpy old man often results in great scenes and dialogue. But Bill Murray is only in good form, not in top form. The emotions are sometimes too fake. It's great to see Melissa McCarthy in a 'normal' role. And the pregnant 'lady of the night' and the catholic teacher are brilliant side characters.
IMDb score: 7,3/10
Our score: 7/10