The first thing that popped into my head upon reading the synopsis for Get Low was, “Boo” Radley has grown up (well… turned into an old man)! Clearly, as the trailer shows, this is not the case. The impression that I get is that Get Low could be a pretty interesting dissection of the nature of story telling, much like the X-Files episode “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space” (What? I’m in the middle of watching the whole series and just finished season 3. It’s on my mind).
Whether it is or not, it doesn’t really matter. Bill Murray is in it! You all remember how he elevated Zombieland (don’t act surprised… it’s been a year. You should have seen it by now [and saying Bill Murray elevates a movie is a bit redundant, anyway. Forget this whole parenthetical]). Add to that Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Bill Cobbs(!), terrific looking cinematography, and a unique story and I’m totally on board.