Get Low 2009

For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush (Robert Duvall). People say he's done all manner of unspeakable things – that he's killed in cold blood; that he's in league with the Devil; that he has strange powers – and…
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For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush (Robert Duvall). People say he's done all manner of unspeakable things – that he's killed in cold blood; that he's in league with the Devil; that he has strange powers – and they avoid him like the plague. Then, one day, Felix rides to town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy a funeral. It's not your usual funeral for the dead Felix wants. On the contrary, he wants a 'living funeral,' in which anyone who ever had heard a story about him will come to tell it, while he takes it all in. Sensing a big pay day in the offing, fast-talking funeral home owner Frank Quinn (Bill Murray) enlists his gentlemanly young apprentice, Buddy Robinson (Lucas Black), to win over Felix' business. Buddy is no stranger to Felix' dark reputation, but what he discovers is that behind Felix' surreal plan lies a very real and long-held secret that must get out.

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Critic Reviews

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Member Reviews

  • A gem with actors and photography to match!

  • The synopsis doesn't tell it like it is - the fear the townsfolk have doesn't really come across and the story never quite makes it. But still an ok movie.

  • Excellent cast, but the story telling was too slow.

  • I would highly recommend this movie. Robert Duvall is superb as the hermit and Bill Murray is a revelation. Best thing I have seen him do for a while.

  • A bit slow but worth a viewing

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