Murray stars as the titular man whose cranky, hard drinking, strip club-going lifestyle is turned upside down by the arrival of a new neighbor and single mother (Melissa McCarthy) and her 12-year-old son, Oliver (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). For reasons Vincent himself probably doesn't even understand, he volunteers to watch Oliver after school, and thus begins an unlikely friendship that sees Vincent taking the kid on trips to the racetrack, and teaching him how to fight after he's beaten up by some bullies.
"I'm small, in case you haven't noticed," Oliver complains to Vincent about his penchant for attracting tough guys.
"Yeah, so was Hitler," Vincent replies.
While the cute kid meets gruff old guy trope has been played to death by Hollywood, we like the looks of what "St. Vincent" has to offer. Lieberher especially seems promising in the role, and it's always delightful to see Murray and McCarthy on the big screen. Add in Chris O'Dowd as a Catholic school priest and teacher and a surprise Naomi Watts doing an impressive eastern European accent, and you've got all the makings for a fun flick.
"St. Vincent," written and directed by first-timer Theodore Melfi, hits theaters on October 24.
[via: Yahoo! Movies]