I went to see Secondhand Lions yesterday in Victoria with my brother, Tim and nephew, Blake (you may know him as Scooter.) In a nutshell, it was a great movie! I expected it to be a decent little film that I would catch on DVD and chuckle a litte bit, but it turned into a non-stop, laugh-out-loud gem. The cornerstone of the film was Robert Duvall as (you guessed it) a crotchety old man with a heart of gold. His brother, played by Michael Caine (who did a fine job with a Texas accent) was the perfect sidekick.
When you look at it – a movie set in Texas, starring two grumpy old men, with five dogs, who shoot at travelling salesman can’t miss.
I am back up to neutral on my Haley Joel Osmont rating as I really get tired of the tears in every movie, but he did a good job in this one. I did however keep expecting him to say, “I see old people”
Writer/director Tim McCanlies has once again captured Texas in this film as he did in Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 – which was also written and directed by him.
RATING 9 out of 10