Friday, January 9, 2009

And The Oscars Go To!

We are going to see Gran Torino tonight. I can't wait! Written by Minnesota native Nick Schenk and one of the 17 year old actors Thao (Bee Vang) is from Robbinsdale-Armstrong High School with no stage experience. Bee won the part at a May casting call at a Hmong community center. I know the high school well. My brother and sister went to Armstrong so that's kind of cool. I don't like that the movie's original setting was Minneapolis, but shifted to Detroit when Michigan offered Warner Bros. a 42 percent production rebate. But what can you do?
Are any of you going to go see this movie? Let us know what you think.
Have a super Friday!
- Jennifer


Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

SEE! I learn so much from you! I had no idea this movie had MN ties! I wanted to see it before but now can't wait!! Thanks!!

OH - skip on over to my blog to pick up the award I just gave you!!

Happy New Year!

K and/or K said...

I am really looking forward to this movie!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I need a full review of this puppie. I want to see it for two reasons:
1. Love Dirty Harry
2. My mom had a brown Gran Torino when I was a kid growing up. I wonder if the car is in the movie??

Captain Dumbass said...

Is the Gran Torino red with a big white swoosh up the side? Wrong movie. And don't be too upset with Michigan stealing your movie, at least it's still in the States. You'd be surprised how many we steal from you.

Dr Zibbs said...

You're gonna love it.

Susie said...

It's fun to see local boys make it big:-)

Jennifer and Sandi said...

I want to see that SO BAD!


Michelle said...

So, how was it???

I heard great things about this film!!!

Happy Saturday girlie!!

Cowguy said...

Eastwood rocks, but I'll most likely wait for the dvd... 'cause I'm a cheap bastid.

Had a few wild nights in a bright yellow gran torino. hoo boy!

Philly said...

Saw this yesterday. Really enjoyed it.


Two Blessings From Above said...

Hope you enjoyed the movie. I rented the Bucket List and Juno this weekend. Juno has MN. ties too. It is a funny little movie. I left something for both of you on my blog. Have a good week.