Saturday, January 17, 2009


"Yeah, I bought this tie. You have a goddamn problem with that?"

Grand Torino is a about a cranky old, Korean War vet who recently becomes a widower. A Chinese family moves in next door to him and his peaceful existence is turned upside down.

This flick is riddled with good intentioned politically incorrect racial and ethnic slurs, so the dialogue was much to my liking. In fact, one of the few good things going for this film was Clint Eastwood's lines. Another rare treat was hearing Mr. Eastwood sing during the end credits. At least I think it was Clint. Thinking back to the tone of the voice, it could very well have been Rolf from The Muppet Show.

"Hi kids! Today we're going to learn the difference between the words 'pianist' and 'penis'."

All the Asian actors were first timers fresh off the street (or boat?) and it really, really showed. Especially with the lead female Oriental, Sue Lor. On more than one occasion, I had to physically restrain myself from standing up and yelling, "Boo! You royally sucky-sucky as an actress! Save yourself further humiliation and remove your top already!" Personally, I've seen more convincing acting from Steve Burns of Blue's Clues fame.

Steve Burns rates Blue's lovemaking technique.

Although the storyline is rather predictable, I still recommend watching Grand Torino when it is released on DVD. You'll feel much less ripped off than if you rented Zack & Miri Ruin a Porno and Scam Viewers Into Thinking that this Sorry Excuse for a Film is a Comedy.



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