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Movie Review-Get Low

By Colt Langley/managing editor

For a story about a misanthropic, grief-stricken old man who delivers nothing but resentment and odd social behavior toward his fellow cast members, filmmakers for Get Low could not have picked a better actor than Robert Duvall.

Duvall’s character has everyone mystified and curious, wondering what caused this old man to retreat from society.

Alongside Duvall, the film stars Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black, each of whom delivers a stellar performance.

Murray, who plays Frank Quinn, a greedy and at times sleazy funeral home owner, is worried about business because nobody in town is dying. His partner, Buddy, played by Black, is a good-hearted family man who wishes harm on no one.

Spacek plays Mattie, the only person in town who knows the story of Felix Bush, the curious old man, played by Duvall, who has lived in the forest alone for 40 years.

The story begins when Bush comes into town on his mule proclaiming that he wants to throw himself a funeral party before he dies.

Quinn and Buddy come in when Bush tells them he wants to invite everyone to share a story about him, true or not. Bush leads them to think he is fed up with the rumors about him, which he wants to put to rest. 

They are unaware that Bush has an ulterior motive, something he has needed to get off his chest for 40 years.

This movie has it all — great actors, great story, comedy and emotional impact.

Audiences who have just seen previews for this film are in for a surprise. It is not the “Bill Murray” movie with Robert Duvall in it. In fact, it’s the opposite. Audiences will also like to know that the story runs deeper than the trailer lets on.

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