Gran Torino is awesome! I recommend it highly although if you get easily offended by racial remarks, then this is definitely not a film for you. ;) But I think you should suck it up, ignore all those comments because it really is a great film...
It seems like a fairly formulaic with a crotchety old man, Eastwood who was a Korean vet who has just buried his beloved wife. His wife had made the local priest promise to look after her man and get him to confession. He still lives in the same neighborhood that has gone downhill a bit. He has a beautiful old Gran Torino that he babies. Something happens with his neighbors and spills over to his property and the story picks up from there. Things happen, people come around & change.
It is a story about changes in people, compassion and overcoming your inner demons.
And it was fabulous! Clint Eastwood in what may be his last acting role was brilliant!
It's been out a couple weeks now, but when Eric and I got to the local theater, it was packed & sold out!
Go now & see this film!
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