It is a movie that embodies Saint Vincent, who was once veteran. This person became reluctant friend with the boy who was next to him and he is the same boy who recently divorced his parents. This guy seems to be trying to tell more details to the boy with lots of helpful and emotional lessons about a life full of difficulties.
The adult supporting players are all excellent, but next to Murray, the key casting is Jaeden Lieberher as young Oliver. The kid is a natural in the sidekick role, never once playing it too cute or too actor-y.
October 17, 2014
It's good to see funny gal McCarthy playing the straight woman in this comedy rather than the appealing/appalling lout. It's even better to see a working mom depicted with care.
April 17, 2016
With his first feature film, writer-director Theodore Melfi has accomplished what many inveterate filmmakers haven't - he's gotten Bill Murray to come alive.