Monday, 14 February 2011

True Grit and Never Let Me Go

Title: True Grit
Directed by: Coen Brothers
Starring: Hailee Steinfield, Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon

Many people say that True Grit is a remake of the 1969 film, True Grit starring John Wayne. But it is in fact the second adaptation of the the novel True Grit by Charles Portis.

This aside, I thought the film was brilliant. It started off powerfully and ended powerfully. The cast was great, but the stand out performance was by far that of Hailee Steinfield. At 14 years old (and actually a bit younger than the character she played), she gave many grown actors a run for their money, earning herself an Academy Award nomination as well as a number of other nominations.

I really enjoyed this film, but being up agaisnt The King's Speech and plenty of other fine competition, I don't think it'll take home quite as much as it deserves.

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