Despite having a great line of actors, including Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, Get Low is Robert Duvall's film; his eccentric character is at the heart and soul of this enchanting story. Get Low is a 2009 drama, directed by Aaron Schneider, to a screenplay by Chris Provenzano, Scott Seeke and C. Gaby Mitchell. It tells the story, which is inspired by true events that took place in Roane County, Tennessee, in 1938, of a loner named Felix Harry Bush. Felix, a mystery man, which is nothing short of a bogeyman for the town's people, carries a heavy burden, a secret shared with no one but one person. Unwilling to ask forgiveness nor to take the load with him to the grave, Felix hires the local owner of a funeral home, Frank Quinn (Bill Murray,) to arrange for him a funeral party he plans to attend alive.
Get Low's pace is appropriately slow. Duvall, not unfamiliar with eccentric characters, shines. The support cast is excellent; worth noting is also Lucas Black as Buddy Robinson, the assistance to the funeral director.
Get Low may be a somewhat small story, but it carries a deeper grain of truth about forgiveness and how it first and foremost must start with oneself.