All Genres: Adventure, Drama, Western
Release Year: 2010
Director: Ethan CoenJoel Coen
Sound: SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Writing by: Joel Coen – (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen – (screenplay)
Charles Portis – (novel)
Produced by: Ethan Coen – producer
Joel Coen – producer
David Ellison – executive producer
Megan Ellison – executive producer
Robert Graf – executive producer
Scott Rudin – producer
Paul Schwake – executive producer
Steven Spielberg – executive producer
Cast: Jeff Bridges – Rooster Cogburn
Hailee Steinfeld – Mattie Ross
Matt Damon – LaBoeuf
Josh Brolin – Tom Chaney
Barry Pepper – Lucky Ned Pepper
Dakin Matthews – Col. Stonehill
Jarlath Conroy – Undertaker
Paul Rae – Emmett Quincy
Domhnall Gleeson – Moon (The Kid)
Elizabeth Marvel – 40-Year-Old Mattie
Roy Lee Jones – Yarnell
Music: Carter Burwell
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A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.
Plot: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Plot holes: The plot revolves around Greg Focker being the “godfather” of the entire Byrnes/Focker family in the event Jack dies. Jack has a son, Denny, that hasn't been mentioned since the first movie. Denny should be next in line to lead the Byrnes family since he is an actual Byrnes.
Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The original True Grit (1969) featured Robert Duvall. Duvall appeared with Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart (2009). His cousin Wayne Duvall appeared in the Coen Brothers' earlier film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
- The original True Grit (1969) starred John Wayne in the role of Marshall Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn which is played by Jeff Bridges in this film. Both actors have very similar nicknames. Wayne is also known as Duke while Bridges is known as The Dude.
- Michael Biehn auditioned for the role of 'Lucky' Ned Pepper but lost out to Barry Pepper.