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    Gran Torino

    So I watched the movie last night and thought it was great.

    I went on wikipedia.org to find that it did not even get a nomination for an Academy Award.

    How in the world did that happen?

    Did anyone else on this site enjoy it?



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    Re: Gran Torino

    just blame it on Twilight

    And yes I liked the movie i thought it was pretty fun and a decent story


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    Re: Gran Torino

    Watched about half of it this weekend but the DVD kept skipping. I was enjoying it up to that point.


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    Re: Gran Torino

    My favorite movie of the year. Besides Twilight



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    Re: Gran Torino

    I liked the movie a bunch. It did not win any awards because it is not the "right" kind of movie. The message of this movie was anthema to Hollywood.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    Quote Originally Posted by clintr View Post
    So I watched the movie last night and thought it was great.

    I went on wikipedia.org to find that it did not even get a nomination for an Academy Award.

    How in the world did that happen?

    Did anyone else on this site enjoy it?
    What should it have been nominated for? It is a good flick but I can't think of any category it should have been nominated for... Maybe soundtrack with Clint's song at the end??


    There was one?

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    Re: Gran Torino

    The movie was good, but not worthy of an academy award.

    The Hmong actors were terrible. In particular the sister.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    Saw it in theater. Good movie.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    that was a great movie watched it a while back and loved it


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    Re: Gran Torino

    the acting was also kinda cheesy in parts but overall i thought it was a good story


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    Re: Gran Torino

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    just blame it on Twilight
    Here's the funniest link I've ever seen jamming that movie:

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    Re: Gran Torino

    Quote Originally Posted by ultracreative View Post
    The movie was good, but not worthy of an academy award.

    The Hmong actors were terrible. In particular the sister.
    I agree it was basically Eastwood that was great the rest were pretty average.


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    Re: Gran Torino

    I thought Eastwood was phenomenal.


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    Re: Gran Torino

    Quote Originally Posted by clintr View Post
    So I watched the movie last night and thought it was great.

    I went on wikipedia.org to find that it did not even get a nomination for an Academy Award.

    How in the world did that happen?

    Did anyone else on this site enjoy it?
    I thought it was very good but I wasn't blown away by it. It doesn't compare to some of his other work (Unforgiven)



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    Re: Gran Torino

    yeah - we talked about it when it first came out. Lots of people ripped it because it was so stark and in your face, but I liked it a lot. I thought Eastwood did a fantastic job



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