Get Low

Get Low

DVD - 2011
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For the past 40 years, Felix Bush has been a hermit, living alone on the outskirts of town. He's the stuff of legend--a frightening eccentric whose secluded home is where little boys test their courage by throwing rocks through the dangerous man's windows. When he hears an old friend has died, he makes a rare visit to town to meet with undertaker Frank Quinn to explain how he wants to "get low." He plans his burial plot, his stone, his farewell sendoff, and even the designated speaker. He intends this all to happen now, while he's still alive and can enjoy getting the value for his money. Quinn's young assistant Buddy isn't so sure about all this. Felix's past is a bit mysterious, but his desire for the party may have something to do with a long-ago romance with Mattie Darrow, who is now a widow, and has returned home. Is Mattie the reason Felix has been punishing himself all these years?
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Classics, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Copyright Date: ℗2009
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,5.1 surround,2.0 stereo,Dolby digital
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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dancingdj2
Jun 08, 2017

Great acting by Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, And Sissy Spacek. Interesting comedy about life.

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COURIER3
Oct 04, 2015

Excellent. This is my 2nd viewing in past years. Bill Murray and Robert Duvall, Lucas Black perfect in their roles. Some interesting comments in bonus features. Bill Cobbs as a reverend great too.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

JCLJanineM Sep 10, 2015

Excellent film with a superb cast. While it has humorous moments, there is a serious narrative as well. Don't miss this one.

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kozakd
Mar 29, 2014

Sweet, thoughtful and superbly acted. For a simple story it had plenty of twists to hold my interest. I agree this should have received way more interest when it was released.

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greenera
Jan 08, 2014

Excellent film, should have gotten much more attention. Duvall is superb in his role, as are the other big and small names in this movie. I may have to buy it for my own shelves!

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beckythecat1
Dec 31, 2013

This was funny and sad, angry and honest. A great thinking film for adults to promote conversation. The cast is amazing. And watch the special features. The interaction between Sissy, Bill and Bobby in an on stage preview is wonderful fun.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 24, 2013

My copy of the DVD was scratched up, making continuous viewing a challenge. Despite this, the film is touching while having some funny moments at times (Billy Murray is in it). The strong cast by mostly veteran actors helps to make this film, one with no sex and little violence, a very engaging one.

voisjoe1 Sep 09, 2013

The greatness of this film was to see two of the finest actors of the 70’s ust perform like they can. The other greatness is that this film is based on a true life story of a man who took 40 years to come clean and ask forgiveness for sins that he punished himself by withdrawing from society by living the life of Job. Bill Murray played the role of a mild huckster who was just trying to keep his funeral business afloat.

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candleabra
Sep 03, 2013

This film is a little slow moving, yet was interesting nevertheless. The cursing was not excessive & there were no sex scenes. Of note was the honesty of the funeral staff in spite of temptation, & Felix's conviction of his own guilt & how important it was for him to be forgiven.

Really enjoyed this movie!

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beckythecat1
Dec 31, 2013

beckythecat1 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Algonquin_Lisa Apr 26, 2011

Algonquin_Lisa thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Monolith
Feb 28, 2012

Felix Bush: "There's alive and there's dead and there's a worse place in between that I hope you never know nothin' about."

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Monolith
Feb 28, 2012

Frank Quinn: "I sold twenty six of the ugliest cars ever made one December in Chicago, with the wind blowin' so hard up my ass I was fartin' snowflakes in July..."

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Algonquin_Lisa Apr 26, 2011

Coarse Language: There's quite a bit of coarse language, but no violence or sexual situations. Definitely suitable for teens if the language isn't an issue. Don't recall any "f" bombs dropped. The worst I remember is son of a b____.

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