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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gran Torino


Gran Torino, a classic car from Ford. The movie is not about the car but about it's owner Client Eastwood. He is old, widowed, lonely, retired from army, sick and worse he has un-familiar korean neighbours.

Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) doesn't like his neighbours at all and infact hates them. To make matters worse, a member of the neighbouring family tries to steal Walt's car 'Gran Torino'.
He also hates his son and son's family. Basically, a grumpy old man who just drinks beer, washes his car and stays with a dog at home.

Things change when Walt saves the neighbour's daughter from some hooligans. The girl instantly strikes a chord with Eastwood. The neighbour family floods Eastwood's doorstep with flowers, gifts, food, etc. The kid who tried to steal Eastwood's car 'Gran Torino' also becomes a friend of Eastwood as the movie progresses and Eastwood becomes soft hear ted towards his neighbours. The end is quite touching and infact brought a tear in my eye.

I loved all the characters in the movie. Clint at his best in casting and taking out great performances from his team.

A must watch for Clint Eastwood fans. For others too, this film is worth a watch. Clint Eastwood entertains with his 'don't mess with me' attitude and blunt style of talking. Infact it's very humorous at times.

Don't mess it! Oops. Don't miss it!

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