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St. Vincent (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2014 (USA)
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A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »
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Vincent is an old Vietnam vet whose stubbornly hedonistic ways have left him without money or a future. Things change when his new next-door neighbor's son, Oliver, needs a babysitter and Vince is willing enough for a fee. From that self-serving act, an unexpected friendship forms as Vincent and Oliver find so much of each other's needs through each other. As Vincent mentors Oliver in street survival and other worldly ways, Oliver begins to see more in the old man than just his foibles. When life takes a turn for the worse for Vincent, both them find the best in each other than no one around them suspects. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Love Thy Neighbor See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language | See all certifications »

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24 October 2014 (USA)  »

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St. Vincent De Van Nuys  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,878, 10 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,134,898, 1 March 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,837,234, 3 May 2015
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Naomi Watts learned her Russian accent for her role as Daka by watching YouTube videos and by going to a Russian spa in order to observe mannerisms and dialect. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver is walking home from school on his first day in his gym clothes after his uniform is stolen, his shoes change from being white tennis shoes in one shot to grayish white basketball shoes in another. See more »

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Vincent: So this Irish guy knocks on this lady's door and says, you know, "Have you got any, uh... Any, uh... work for me?" And she says, "Um, well, you now, as a matter of fact, you could paint the porch." 'Bout two hours later, the guy comes back and says, "I've finished, ma'am, but just for your information, it's not a porch, it's a BMW."
[bar patrons stunned]
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In Loving Memory of PAUL QUINN See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Welcome Home
Written by Benjamin Cooper
Performed by Radical Face
Courtesy of Bear Machine Records
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A Holy Neighbor
31 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

The grumpy and unpleasant Vincent (Bill Murray) is a veteran Vietnam sergeant completely broken that gambles in horse races and owes money to the shark Zucko (Terrence Howard). He is a regular client of the stripper Daka (Naomi Watts) that is closed to him. When the CT operator Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves with her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) to the next-door house, Vincent offers to babysit him to make money. Maggie, who is facing a divorce process, accepts and soon Vincent finds that Oliver is bullied at school. He teaches the boy how to defend himself; he takes him to visit Sandy (Donna Mitchell) in a nursing home; and to go to the horse races and bars. Soon they become friends and partners. When Brother Geraghty (Chris O'Dowd ) asks his students to prepare a lecture about a saint, Oliver learns the life of Vincent and understands his behavior.

"St. Vincent" is an entertaining dramatic comedy with great characters and dialogs. Bill Murray is very funny with his behavior and lines. Jaeden Lieberher seems to be a promising actor with magnificent performance in his debut. Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy complete the lead cast with also wonderful performances. It is impossible to highlight the best moments of this film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Um Santo Vizinho" ("A Holy Neighbor")


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