Got plans on December 25th? Ok dumb question, of course you probably do. But if you are like some of us that like to push back from the turkey, pie, football, your crazy Aunt Linda and go to the movies on Christmas day. We might have found the one for you this year.
The Coen Brothers are at it once again, this time with a remake of the classic western True Grit. This adaption will star Academy Award winners Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, as well as nominee Josh Brolin should deliver a strong performance. They have tall shoes to fill in trying to remake a John Wayne classic. We think that they will deliver and then some. Thanks to our Facebook friend Micheal Bell for giving us the lead on this one.
Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.