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St. Vincent (2014)

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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.

Director:

Theodore Melfi

Writer:

Theodore Melfi (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Murray ... Vincent
Melissa McCarthy ... Maggie
Naomi Watts ... Daka
Chris O'Dowd ... Brother Geraghty
Terrence Howard ... Zucko
Jaeden Lieberher ... Oliver
Kimberly Quinn ... Nurse Ana
Lenny Venito ... Coach Mitchell
Nate Corddry ... Terry, the Banker
Dario Barosso ... Ocinski
Donna Mitchell ... Sandy
Ann Dowd ... Shirley, Sunnyside Administrator
Scott Adsit ... David
Reg E. Cathey ... Gus
Deirdre O'Connell ... Linda
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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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

St. Vincent De Van Nuys See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

The film is set in the middle of the school year in New York, yet it is obviously summer. See more »

Quotes

[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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In Loving Memory of PAUL QUINN See more »

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Features E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Why Why Why
Written by Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Tweedy
Courtesy of dBpm Records
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Saints come marching in
30 October 2014 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

This movie is a touching story. It is about a boy who befriends a crusty curmudgeon in Vincent (Bill Murray) and discovers some facts of life. But the deeper story is that family is really the friends you choose and the wide cast of misfits are brought together by a mix of circumstances and events. They are lost but then are found. The story also showcases the lost heroes of Vietnam. These veterans are dying off and as a nation we have forgotten their contributions in this senseless war. The boy is the glue to the cast and he bridges the gap from the wide differences between the characters. I would highly recommend if and is sure to conjure up a tear or too. A real good feel movie that shows how saints are everywhere, everyday, check out St. Vincent. Bill Murray is a masterful actor that becomes the character,


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