WHO’S IN IT?
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jaeden Lieberher (film debut), Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Kimberly Quinn (Terriers), Terrence Howard (Crash), Ray Iannicelli (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Scott Adsit (30 Rock)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Theodore Melfi (film debut), director, writer, producer; Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Fred Roos (Town & Country) and Jenno Topping (The Heat), producers; Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), composer; John Lindley (Pleasantville), cinematographer; Sarah Flack (Marie Antoinette) and Peter Teschner (Horrible Bosses), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Vincent (Murray) is an aging Vietnam vet whose hedonistic lifestyle has left him bereft of money, friends and a future. When he is approached by his new next-door neighbour Maggie (McCarthy) who asks him to babysit her son Oliver (Lieberher), Vincent takes up the task in exchange for an hourly rate. However, to each of their surprise, both Vincent and Oliver develop a special friendship through which they help teach each other how to grow up in their own individual ways…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Bill Murray makes his return to the type of comedic roles people best associate him with in St. Vincent, a crowd-pleaser that should charm as well as make you roll about the aisles in laughter.