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    Gran Torino

    I saw this movie for the first time last night and really enjoyed it.

    Just thought I'd share.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    I watched it a while back and enjoyed it as well; I was expecting it to be intense all the way through from the previews, but it was pretty calm until the last few minutes. I liked the story, and Clint's character reminded me of my father-in-law (in attitude).



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    Re: Gran Torino

    I had a ham sandwich for lunch. It was delicious.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    Great movie, definitely. The industry will lose an all-time great when Clint hangs it up.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    this movie is awesome...

    and i want a ham sandwich now...


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    Re: Gran Torino

    I thought it was a good movie with a good plot. Some funny parts in there too.


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    my Asian neighbor wasn't a fan. don't know why?



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    Re: Gran Torino

    "A lot of people showed up after the funeral."

    "They probably just heard there was going to be a lot of ham."



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    Re: Gran Torino

    Great, great movie....I saw it twice in theaters myself. Probably the funniest movie I've ever seen that wasn't intended to be a comedy.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    The movie is based on aspects of the Hmong community in the Twin Cities. It's a very interesting culture and the gang aspects portrayed in the move are unfortunately very real.



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    Re: Gran Torino

    dragging up an old thread, but saw this on Sunday for first time. Never planned on watching it but it was what family wanted to watch. It's a great movie and glad I saw it. Clint's character is very vulgar in this language, but he did the role well as I saw the character Walt instead of seeing Clint playing a role if that makes any sense. Parts were funny and then you get a climactic ending.


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    Re: Gran Torino

    Clint was hilarious in this movie, and of course it made you feel great at the end. I loved it.


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    Re: Gran Torino

    I also loved it. I saw it in the theater and then months later on HBO or some other movie channel. The ending got me both times. Such a great story and ending...


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    Re: Gran Torino

    Good movie..


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    Re: Gran Torino

    Quote Originally Posted by st8 View Post
    my Asian neighbor wasn't a fan. don't know why?
    As an asian, I laughed at most of his racist slurs.. I didn't even know most of them until the movie.

    Good movie overall.



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