I'm introducing the 2009 film Get Low on March 22 at the Battelle Film Club. Stop by and say hello.
Robert Duvall is Felix Bush, a crusty old hermit in self-imposed exile over an event from his youth. Hiding from the world spawns years of dreadful tales about him from the town folk. When Felix decides to "get low" -- a metaphor for getting buried -- the cackling grows in intensity. A dollop at a time we're given clues about Felix's heinous crime and his decade-long attempt at absolution.
Most of what you learn about Felix comes from Duvall's patented facial expressions and mannerisms. The blanks are filled in by what he doesn't say. Also starring is Sissy Spacek, and Bill Murray and Lucas Black, who provide comic relief.
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Director: Aaron Schneider
Stars: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs
Mr. Movie rating: 2 stars
Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It plays at 8 p.m. March 22 at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.