St. Vincent

October 22, 2014 9:05 PM

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"Oh Lord. Take me now. Don't mess with me!" pleads Vincent (Bill Murray), a disheveled, directionless drunk. The guy could drink jet fuel without a chaser. He lives alone in a dilapidated house in Brooklyn because his wife is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. He gambles on the horses and loses and is in debt up to his eyeballs. There's got to be a reason he's still on earth, but only God knows and he ain't telling.

When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience: Melfi attended his brother's funeral in Tenn...

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