Run time: 102mins


Director: Theodore Melfi

Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Chris O’Dowd

Synopsis: A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.


Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbour, Vincent (Bill Murray) a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar.

Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to – a misunderstood man with a good heart.

A familiar message is elevated to greatness by another standout performance from Bill Murray, ably abetted by Melissa McCarthy in one of her best roles to date, Naomi Watts and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.  Our own Chris O’Dowd is also excellent as Brother Geraghty, Oliver’s schoolteacher.

St Vincent is a heart-warming, laugh-out-loud comedy with a superb empathetic performance from Bill Murray and a lovable debut from newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

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