St. Vincent

St. Vincent

DVD - 2015
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Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her twelve-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper, named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine, race track, strip club, and a dive bar.
Publisher: [United States] : Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; [Canada] : Distributed by Entertainment One, 2015
Branch Call Number: DVD Saint
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Saint Vincent

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WendyLC
Jun 05, 2017

perhaps I like it because I'm a curmudgeon and we need more good curmudgeon movies. ;) Heart-warming tale with top quality acting.

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miaone
May 10, 2017

The first scene features the Murray character being "serviced" by a part-time prostitute, so I would personally not rate it PG 13, but R. Vincent (Murray) has a filthy mouth, is unkind to almost everyone, especially to the boy, Oliver's mother, played by McCarthy. Eventually in the film we find out why he chooses to be rude, untruthful, unkind, and to behave in ways that are unlawful. The boy and his mother give him a pass; I don't know that I would.
What's really good about the movie, in my opinion, are the actor who plays Oliver. It's his first movie, and I think he's wonderful. Also, McCarthy is calmer and more understated than I've seen her be on SNL where she is coarse and crude. I like this persona much better.

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AliceGiraffe
Apr 24, 2017

It is a good story. All the actors did a great job. Once again, I was reminded that Bill Murray is a good actor. Not for small children.

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jeffi22
Apr 19, 2017

interesting accents, not super deep but cute kind of funny and sarcastic. Emotional at end. a little cliche parts, Reminded me a bit of the crotchety old clint eastwood of gran turino. Melissa mccarthy shines in understated role, chris o'dowd super funny

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OrangeBlue11
Mar 07, 2017

Very good acting and plot line. Something worth a watch and thought.

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kozakd
Feb 20, 2017

One of my favorite movies that I have watched several times, it works because all the characters play their roles to perfection, and we end up loving them all, even Vincent. Imperfect all, just like us, the movie is sweet without becoming saccharine.

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marylistens
Dec 01, 2016

Agree, not for young children. Still it's a great movie. Good acting, good lesson on hold your option on face value until you know more about a person. Funny, far fetched, yet entertaining. Bill Murray is brilliant as are all other main characters.

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downsman
Sep 22, 2016

Equally funny and touching, with the subtext of not judging others because we may not know their history or the root causes for their behaviour. Great movie.

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breemu
Aug 02, 2016

Recommended.

tazzy725 Jun 26, 2016

Bill Murray is at his best. This movie is funny and touching. Melissa and Bill are a great combo. Enjoyed it.

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uzebdrumz
Aug 07, 2015

Vincent: [to Oliver] Do yourself a favour. Get a life. Stop living mine.

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jimg2000
Apr 15, 2015

Brother Geraghty (to students): what is a saint? What is a saint? Does anybody know what a saint is? I don't think they do. Ooh, Rachel.
Rachel: Individuals who display and act out of exceptional holiness.

Geraghty: ... So, a saint is a human being we celebrate for their commitment and dedication to other human beings, for the sacrifices that they make, for their hard work
in making the world a better place for those around us and for those who will follow them.

Geraghty: ... I do happen to believe that there are saints all around us today. They may never be considered as such by religion, but they are just as important as the ones in your textbooks.

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jimg2000
Apr 15, 2015

Some quotes from IMDb:

Brother Geraghty: We celebrate all the religions of the world in this room, Oliver. I'm a catholic, which is the best of all the religions, really, because we have the most rules. And the best clothes. But among us, there is also a buddhist, agnostic, we have a baptist, and we have an "I don't know", which seems to be the fastest growing religion in the world.

Vincent: You never seen Abbott and Costello?
Oliver: No, sir. Are they old?
Vincent: No. They're dead. That's the oldest you can be.
Oliver: Or the youngest. Time freezes when you're dead.

Vincent: A lady of the night.
Oliver: What's that?
Vincent: It's one of the more honest ways to make a living.

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ansonijordan
Dec 06, 2015

ansonijordan thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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humbleworm
Oct 08, 2015

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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LaurieKirk
Jul 04, 2015

Very gritty portrail of a grumpy old man who still brings love and caring to those who need it most. Bill Murray is so natural with the little kid.

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