| Get Low
USA / Germany / Poland, 2009, 100 min
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Written by Chris Provenzano , C. Gaby Mitchell
Produced by David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck
Executive producer Robert Duvall
Cinematography by David Boyd
Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Scott Cooper
Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a hermit who has no regard for anybody in the town or anyone who wants to get to know him. But one day, after a fellow old hermit as died and he hears people in the town telling stories about him, he decides that he needs to get these stories out in the public. He recruits Frank (Bill Murray) the local funeral home director to host his own funeral. This way he can hear what everyone is saying about him, and get the truth to his past out in the open. But will he be able to get anybody to come? And will he be able to reveal his secrets?
Joe Leydon - Variety
With a mix of sly humor, homespun grace and affecting poignancy, "Get Low" casts a well-nigh irresistible spell while spinning a Depression-era folk tale from the Tennessee backwoods. Robert Duvall compellingly underplays the larger-than-life lead role of Felix Bush, a notorious hermit who rejoins society only to plan his own funeral party, and he's backed by smartly cast supporting players who clearly savor the twofer of portraying vividly drawn characters opposite a consummate thesp.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Robert Duvall, that grand old man of the American cinema, has his juiciest role in years one that will surely be remembered come awards time as a crusty Tennessee hermit with a guilty secret in Aaron Schneider's beautifully crafted "Get Low."
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