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Get Low

2010 Drama

Inspired by the true story of Tennessee recluse Felix "Bush" Breazeale, who planned his funeral while he was still alive, director Aaron Schneider's dramatic period thriller stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, and Lucas Black. Few folks have spoken with Felix Bush (Duvall) since he disappeared into the Tennessee woods 40 years ago, and the ones who have don't necessarily have the kindest things to say about him. Gruff, confrontational, and ill-tempered, Felix has been the source of many malicious rumors over the years. Some say he's a cold-hearted killer and his penchant for walking into town with a shotgun, a wild beard, and threadbare clothes doesn't exactly give the impression of a man who seeks to make friends. When Felix walks into Frank Quinn's (Murray) funeral parlor and announces his intentions to throw himself a massive party before he passes away, word quickly spreads through town and anticipation starts to run high. Before long the big day has finally arrived, and Felix surprises everyone by revealing exactly why he shunned society to lead a life of solitude in the deep woods. more..

Director: Aaron Schneider

Starring: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney

Reviews

  • Felix (Duvall) simply wants to host his own goodbye, maybe have a band, and the reasons why are the reasons Get Low is essential viewing. That, and the acting.

    John Anderson - The Wall Street Journal

    19 January 2013

  • Funny, touching and acutely observed film.

    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

    19 January 2013

  • It's as soothing and pure as the sweetest water from the deepest well.

    Ann Hornaday - The Washington Post

    19 January 2013

  • Though the story sometimes wanders into hazy, corny sentiment, its protagonist (called Felix Bush, which was apparently a nickname or alias of Breazeale's) is vivid, enigmatic and unpredictable.

    A.O. Scott - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • In lesser hands this Southern saga might have collapsed into whimsical corn, but cinematographer-turned-director Aaron Schneider has fashioned a measured fable, witty and deeply felt, if at times tipping into melodrama.

    - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

Awards

  • Period Film

    Art Directors Guild (2011)

     
  • Best Actor

    Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2011)

     
  • Most Promising Filmmaker

    Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2010)

     
  • Best Cinematography

    Chlotrudis Awards (2011)

     
  • Best Actor

    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (2010)