Today I met a friend for a movie and lunch. We saw “St. Vincent” starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts.
Superb movie! Bill Murray plays a Vincent, a grouchy old man. Melissa M. is Maggie, his new neighbor with a young son. Vincent ends up watching the kid after school because the mom works. And then there is Daka, a Russian (?) pregnant exotic dancer and prostitute, played by Naomi Watts.
Whereas the movie has comedic moments, this is not your typical Bill and Melissa silly comedy. You learn of Vincent’s devotion to his wife who resides in an Alzheimers facility. And Maggie’s struggle with divorce and raising a young boy. Quite an unusual relationship between Vincent and the boy.
Near the end, a tear or two was running down my face. I wasn’t the only one. And the best endorsement is that not a single person left when the credits were running. We all remained in our seats waiting, hoping, for more.
I will be buying this DVD when it is available!
A little trivia fact. My dad grew up on St. Vincent street in a small town in Arkansas. Thus that was part of the connection I needed to see this movie.