Tim and I saw True Grit yesterday. Wow. What an amazing movie. It was the perfect mix of funny, touching, and beautiful. The characters were all well-developed and engaging. The actress who plays Mattie Ross, Hailee Steinfeld, is super talented – so self-assured and convinced. Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper – they were all so good in it.
The cinematography was beautiful too. The final scene, where an adult Mattie Ross, dressed all in mourning black, is walking over the crest of a hill touched by golden light was a piece of art. I wanted to walk out of Rave Cinemas, away from all of the neon and commercialism and all the lost people and hop on a horse and ride off into the mountains. Of course, the only time I tried to ride a horse, I couldn’t get it to actually GO anywhere, and there are no mountains in Iowa. My point, all that being said, is that the movie is inspiring.
I read that it was filmed in Austin, TX. Hopefully over the next 7 days I’ll be able to convince Tim to move there. The film was beautiful, in many different ways. I see this being a movie like Serenity, where I feel I have to convince everyone I meet to see the movie. It’s so good, you just HAVE to see it.