ST. VINCENT (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Stars ìììì

St. Vincent—
a mature story that delves into compassion from a completely different but exceptionally realistic angle—examines goodness from the side of life where rough, tough things happen to good people who continue to cope with life’s more troubling problems while supporting each other in exceptionally difficult circumstances. Bill Murray is EXCEPTIONAL in this film with Melissa McCarthy and Jaeden Lieberher as perfect contrasts to his character. The films contains some up front graphic sex scenes and explores the sex industry within its own framework while also employing mature dialogue, but it is a story that needs to be told.

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Vincent de Van Nuy (Bill Murray) seems to be, by most ethical standards, a lost soul without its clean ‘Good Housekeeping’ seal of approval required to fare well in society. He lives day by day the best he can; but as his story unveils itself, we find that his efforts to live are carefully orchestrated acts that involve helping others move through their exceptionally difficult lives.

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director Theodore Melfi. Thank you to Executive Producers G. Mac Brown, Don Cheadle, Kay Liberman, Dylan Sellers, and Kathryn Tyrus-Adair for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), Daka (Naomi Watts), Brother Geraghty (Chris O’Dowd), Zucko (Terrence Howard), Nurse Ana (Kimberly Quinn), Coach Mitchell (Lenny Venito), Terry (Nate Corddry) Ocinski (Dario Barosso), Sandy (Donna Mitchell), and Shirley (Ann Dowd).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is one of Bill Murray’s best films. It has heart.

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