Movie review: St.Vincent



Lead characters in St.Vincent

by Austin Graham, Staff Writer

Bill Murray has starred in classics such as Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and now St.Vincent. In this heartwarming dramatic comedy Murray brings the viewer into the life of war veteran, gambler and drunk Vincent MacKenna.

The story begins when a young boy named Oliver (played by Jaeden Lieberher) and his mother Maggie (played by Melissa McCarthy) move next door to Vincent. Maggie hired movers who accidentally bump into Vincent’s tree and cause a branch to fall and smash the hood of his car.

This angers Vincent and causes him to yell at Maggie and tell her she has to pay for the damages, a great way to meet your new neighbor. Due to Maggie having to work almost the whole day she has no choice but leave her son in the hands of MacKenna as a babysitter.

Comedy duos are always a great pro to have in movies especially one as odd as an old drunk and an awkward yet witty 12 year old. The two begin very uncomfortable around each other but soon develop a great friendship.

The movie is a constant roller coaster ride of emotions ranging from pity to happiness and all-around love for the characters. Each actor did an outstanding job bringing their character to life and really making it seem as that they were real people.

St.Vincent is for sure to become a classic and is will be showing this weekend at Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7 and at Cinemark Movies 8.