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Dome Pondering Movie Review: St. Vincent (2014)

What is it about? 

A young boy who eventually befriends an unlikely neighbor and learns about his true life other than the one that meets the eye of everyone else. 

Who is in it? 

Bill Murray - Vincent

Melissa McCarthy - Maggie

Jaeden Lieberher - Oliver

Favorite Scene: 

Vincent takes Oliver on a trip to Staten Island to visit his wife who suffers from dementia/Alzheimer. Vincent pretends to be the doctor to take care of her, and Oliver easily goes along with the situation even calling her "beautiful". 

Favorite Quote: 

Oliver: Is that our new neighbor?
Maggie: Yep.
Oliver: It's gonna be a long life.

Review:

I really didn't have much expectation going into watching St. Vincent. I remember seeing the commercials last year and thinking, "eh not bad." And afterwards, that's exactly how I felt, eh, not bad. 

That's not a shot towards the movie, but one of accuracy. St. Vincent doesn't really portray itself as the next big comedy as some other duds do, nor does its description or overall feel give off that sentiment. St. Vincent is a feel good movie with some comedy relief thrown in. Far from perfect, but definitely a suitable watch 

Bill Murray is actually really good in his role as Vincent, but stealing the movie was indeed Jaeden Lieberher as Oliver. Unfortunately, we could have used more Melissa McCarthy, but her role as the mother, Maggie, wouldn't have fit with everything else. 

Nonetheless, St. Vincent isn't a film with a deep plot, or even a must-see comedy. Quite frankly, it's a solid movie, with a happy ending, okay characters, and some humor piped in. An okay film if you have some spare time. 

Grade: 2/5

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