Sunday, March 08, 2009
can i borrow your dad or a grandpa?
i grew up from a family bereft of male figures. i didn't really get to know my grandfathers.
i lost my dad when i was 18.
i only have one brother.
i've always wondered what it's like being surrounded and taken cared of by men.
i was always with male friends as my barkada. i was one of the boys.
imagine my awe when i saw Clint Eastwood's latest flick, Gran Torino. i can't help but say, "Wow i'd want a grandpa or a dad like him! Cool! "
reminiscent of his Dirty Harry spunk and the muy romantico essence from Bridges of Madison County, Clint Eastwood is a sight to behold here. in this film he is not Clint Eastwood, the actor. He is Mr. Walt Kowalski, the Korean War veteran.
i have no more encouraging words for now, just go watch it. i'm still puffy eyed. it's such a great piece of work. and i'm glad to say that with young people dying these days, falling one by one like flies, this actor and director is still way up there and giving us more movies to watch out for.