Director: Ethan & Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen (screenplay), Joel Coen (screenplay) & Charles Portis (novel)
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin & Hailee Steinfeld
Plot Summary: 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.
Summary taken from Imdb.com
Here we have True Grit folks. Now this film, directed by the Coen Brothers, is said to be more of a true adaptation of the Charles Portis novel than a remake of the John Wayne classic from the 60s. I haven’t seen the John Wayne film, nor have I read the novel by Charles Portis so this is solely my perception of this 2010 rendition itself with no prior bias towards the novel or previous film. That being said, I do have to tell you all that I am not a fan of Westerns. It’s not that I find Westerns to be bad movies, it’s just I can’t get into them like other films. Now with this film being directed by the Coen Brothers, as mentioned earlier, and starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin I decided to give this western a shot. How did I feel about this movie? Well you’re just going to have to read the full review.
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