Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
Directed by: Theodore Melfi (and screenplay)
“A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.”
This is a ‘feel good’ movie and who doesn’t want to feel good? Bill Murray and the cast play wonderful roles and I give particular mention to Naomi Watts who is so tarty and funny, as well as the young boy played by Jaeden Lieberher in his role as Oliver; delivered with such innocent seriousness. It’s a cute story with a message and one that all audiences will relate to. You’ll feel good when the movie ends.
Bill Murray has been nominated for both a Golden Globe and Oscar award in this role.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.