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St. Vincent

St. Vincent is good. I recommend it. Bill Murray, unsurprisingly, keeps this movie afloat and alive with his lively performance as Vincent. Murray is legend for his amazing movies, performances, and whacky lifestyle. He often encounters fans in public and shows up to random events. (Like bachelor parties, weddings, etc.) In the special features section on the DVD of St. Vincent, Murray tells a story about getting a cab driver to get his saxophone out of the trunk and practiced in the back seat while Murray drove the cab. He's the anchor of this movie, and it's beautiful.

There are some dramatic scenes, funny, and many touching sentimental moments. It's a weird soup of emotions that works fairly well.

Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a pencha…