#24. True Grit (2010)
Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen
Written by: Joel & Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Charles Portis
Shot by: Roger Deakins
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Marvel, Ed Corbin
These Cadences: Are the best.
Fantastic: Any and all bargaining scenes.
Deserves An Award: The casting director (Ellen Chenoweth). Where did she find all these weirdos (like the funeral director, or the bear man)?
Strangely Hilarious: Whenever Mattie says “I’m 14.” She’s such a clever one.
Where: Did all these voices come from? Yow!
Jeff Bridges’ Voice: Both more and less intelligible. But also, who cares? Just see the movie twice if you really want to understand him.
The Scene With Matt Damon’s Tongue: Is unsettling.
Love The Eloquence With Which: Rooster tells LaBoeuf to shut up.
Big Fan Of: The way Jeff Bridges says “colt dragoon.”
Hey, Remember That Scene When The Guy Gets His Fingers Chopped Off?: That was messed up.
Come To Think Of It: This whole movie is pretty pitiless. Like, Joss Whedon levels of pitiless.