GET LOW (PG)
D: Aaron Schneider
Sony Pictures Classics (Dean Zanuck & David Gundlach)
USA 🇺🇸 2009 (released 2010)
W: Chris Provenzano & C. Gaby Mitchell
DP: David Boyd
Ed: Aaron Schneider
Mus: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Robert Duvall (Felix Bush), Sissy Spacek (Mattie Darrow), Bill Murray (Frank Quinn), Lucas Black (Buddy Robinson), Bill Cobbs (Charlie Jackson)
Get Low is a low key independent film featuring a strong performance from Robert Duvall as a mysterious hermit in 1930's Tennessee who, after decades of living as a recluse, decides to celebrate his funeral before the grave, so he can explain himself better to the townsfolk who have misunderstood him and give away his land via a raffle to one of the attendees.
Though the plot sounds like something more familiar to a black comedy, this is squarely in drama territory, especially when it comes to Duvall's lengthy speech in the final act.
Bill Murray also offers sterling support as a business-minded funeral director who makes the possible arrangements.
Based partly on a true story.