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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Mitchell ...
Shirley, Sunnyside Administrator


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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

St. Vincent De Van Nuys  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$109,878 (USA) (10 October 2014)


$44,134,898 (USA) (27 February 2015)

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1.85 : 1
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Daka's outfits were mostly bought from eBay and TJ Maxx, as stated by Naomi Watts and Theodore Melfi during a press conference. See more »


When Oliver is gathering the facts about Vincent in Viet Nam from those who knew him, he is told that Vincent was a "Sergeant Major". Then, he's told about Vincent saving the guys in his unit and being awarded a bronze star. However, when they show the picture of him getting his Star from President Lyndon B. Johnson, there are 2nd lieutenant bars on his collar. Also, born in 1946 and going into the army at 18, would make Vincent a maximum 23 yo when Johnson left office. No one can make Sergeant major in 5 years, not even in a war; though he could have gotten a field commission to 2nd lieutenant. See more »


[first lines]
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

In Loving Memory of PAUL QUINN See more »


Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »


Shelter From The Storm
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Pitch-Perfect, Under-Rated, Wonderful
30 October 2014 | by (North America) – 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.


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