Who needs a trailer when you have three minutes of Bill Murray wearing cargo shorts singing Dylan? Murray is set to star in Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent this month. In the film, Murray plays a surly Vietnam veteran with a gambling and drinking problem who eventually warms up to his neighbors (Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy). He almost surely comes of age.
Singing along to 1975’s “Shelter from the Storm” from heartbreak masterpiece LP Blood on the Tracks, Murray’s charisma hooks you for the whole tone deaf performance: He’s briefly interrupted by neighbors. He poorly waters a plant. He smokes. It’s a strongly effective slab of character building. St. Vincent opens Friday in select theaters, nationwide Oct. 24.
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