• Get Low (2010)

Get Low

Release Date: July 30th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 22nd, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

When much-feared hermit Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) comes to town with a wad of cash and announces his intention to preside over his own funeral, fast-talking mortician Frank Quinn (Bill Murray) smells a big payday in the air. Frank sends his young apprentice, Buddy, to charm Felix and win Felix's business. As the day of the unusual event approaches, Buddy uncovers a long-held secret involving the hermit, a local widow (Sissy Spacek) and an Illinois preacher.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Scott Cooper, Lori Beth Sikes

Director: Aaron Schneider

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Butcher's Run Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: 1930s, Emotional, Mystery, Investigation, Small town, Amusing, Cheeky, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The pleasures Get Low offers lie in the process of simply getting there, in watching performers take material that has some limitations (the script, inspired by a true story, is by Chris Provenzano and C. Gaby Mitchell) and turn it into something that has the rough-hewn, no-nonsense veracity of folk music. show more

  • 80
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Handsomely and vividly mounted, in a palette of period chocolates and golds, Get Low opens with an image of a burning man running from a house on fire -- an enticing promise of Southern Gothic that the movie never quite fulfills. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The results are entertaining -- up to a point. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)