GET LOW (Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Canada 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Get Low—
partially based on a true story about Felix Bush—turns into one of the best stories of the year. However, it seems as if the director and the all-star cast took the story for granted and just had fun with it instead of getting down to the serious business of directing and acting it. This same phenomena can be seen in Expendables 2—a cast having fun rather than delivering a serious product.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) has lived for years as a hermit in the woods of Tennessee. He decides to have his funeral early, in the form of a large party, to give local residents their opportunity to tell their stories that they have developed about him through the years. To encourage a large turnout, he sells lottery tickets that will allow one lucky townsperson to own his property after he dies. At the funeral party, he reveals the startling events that led to his choice to live apart from society during his adult life.

Additional Thanks

Director Aaron Schneider and thank you to Executive Producers Daniel Baur, Rob Carliner, Beth W. Crookham, Blerim Desanti, Don Mandrik, Konrad Wojterkowski, Harrison Zanuck, Alain Midzic, C. Gaby Mitchell, Brad Park, Brandie Park, Chris Provenzano, Joey Rappa, Oliver Simon, Scott Fischer, Dariusz Gasiorowski, David Ginsberg, and Robert Duvall for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mattie Darrow (Sissy Spacek), Frank Quinn (Bill Murray), Buddy (Lucas Black), Reverend Gus Horton (Gerald McRaney), Reverend Charles Jackson (Bill Cobbs), Carl (Scott Cooper), Kathryn (Lori Beth Sikes), WKNG Announcer (Linds Edwards), and Bonnie (Andrea Powell).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If you want to see an all-star cast perform a great script below their capabilities, go for it.

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