This has been out of theaters and on disc for awhile but it's still recent so I thought I'd include it in my week of movie reviews. This is a remake from The Duke's version but seems like anything the Coen brothers make turns out well, which is why I agreed to watch it.
True Grit is the story of a young girl whose father has been killed by an outlaw. She tries to avenge her father by hiring a rugged lawman named Cogburn to track him down and kill him, and holds him to his word when she hides along for the ride.
The plot is interesting and the action is fun to watch. I'm not one for westerns, but perhaps this changed my mind. It was a good movie- well written dialogue with comedic relief, interesting scenery, an accessible plot and of course the nice music helps, too. The ending is also bittersweet, as well, and one I didn't expect, though probably a realistic one during the late 19th century.
I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars because I enjoyed it, I laughed a few times, I might have shed one glistening tear, and because it was something both my husband and I could watch together and appreciate together. It's a good use of your movie night at home.