True Grit

{4.5/5} “I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world itself is vexing enough.”

Mattie Ross wants to find her father’s killer and see him hanged. Although only 14 years old, she has the wits and determination to get what she wants. She hires U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, whom she believes has true grit, to track down killer Tom Chaney. Another man named LaBoeuf is also looking for Chaney, in order to collect a reward, but seems to be doing not so great a job.

True Grit was released in 2010. It’s based on a novel and an earlier movie starring John Wayne.

This movie is worth watching for Steinfeld’s performance as Mattie — she convinces you that she has true grit.

Bridges is also brilliant as always — when they start on their pursuit, as Rooster he tells stories non-stop.

It’s a fairly serious story but it’s occasionally amusing. It’s difficult to shoot straight on a moving horse, unless your name is Rooster.

The music is by Carter Burwell (Being John Malkovich).

Hailee Steinfeld (the upcoming Ender’s Game) plays Mattie and Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) plays Rooster. Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity) pays LaBoeuf and Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) plays Tom.

The movie was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski).

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