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Get Low

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Quiet character study is stellar but won't appeal to kids.

Movie PG-13 2010 103 minutes
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GET LOW is a lovely, quiet, contemplative independent movie with a stellar turn from Hollywood legend Robert Duvall. He's ably supported by the likes of Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Bill Cobbs, and others. Starting off with not much more than mumbles and grunts, Duvall creates a fascinating character that's a joy to watch unfold as the film simultaneously pulls the viewer into the slowly building mystery of Felix Bush's past.

Adults will definitely enjoy this overlooked gem, but kids are unlikely to appreciate the depths and subtleties of a character study about looking back and trying to rectify past mistakes. The all-adult cast won't offer an easy way into it for them, either. But if you have the time after the kids are in bed or the odd night when the sleepover is at someone else's house, Get Low is a terrific choice.

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