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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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Shirley, Sunnyside Administrator
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Storyline

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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Melissa McCarthy appears in Ghostbusters (2016), the reboot of Bill Murray's iconic franchise. And Bill Murray has a cameo in it. See more »

Goofs

When the students are doing chin ups in gym class, the student before Oliver, only shown from the chest up, has limp arms and hands when he is doing his chin ups instead of tightened arm/hand muscles, which would be the case if he was really doing chin ups. 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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Crazy Credits

The credits play over a scene with Vincent trying to have a cigarette in his backyard and then later watering the lawn. See more »

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Features Wheel of Fortune (1975) 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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Pitch-Perfect, Under-Rated, Wonderful
30 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

There is a school of film reviewing which suggests that a film is like a symphony, to review it, don't bother with minutiae, just listen for a false or off-key note, and deduct points accordingly.

By that approach, this film would be a 10 because there are no false notes.

And it is really that good.

The key to these sorts of films is trust your script, trust your actors, and trust the director to simply to give them lead and let them run. Which is precisely what we have here.

The iconic Bill Murray gives his most memorable performance since MEATBALLS -- which, BTW, launched the entire Canadian film industry -- even though it is not actually a comic role. Impressive.

Naomi Watts give her most memorable performance since MULHULLAND DRIVE where, as a glowing young ingénue, she stole scene after scene. She steals here too.

Even Melissa McCarthy, who many consider a scenery-chewer and over-the-top, is wonderfully restrained and actually creates an empathetic character.

Delightful.


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