It was interesting to me why the Coen Brothers decided they needed to redo this move. But while watching this “new and improved” True Grit I guess they wanted to bring a new audience, an audience that would have not taken the time to go back and rent John Wayne’s true classic. This new version was well done, well cast and kept you listening to the mumble and drawl of the well written content. Kudos to Hailee Steinfeld, a job well done. Jeff Bridges was so believable that I had to just take a deep breath so I wouldn’t be caught up in his unhealthy clumsiness. My husband liked it and I like it too. RENT IT.
Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney, and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney.
True Grit is a 2010 American Western film written and directed by the Coen brothers. It is the second adaptation of Charles Portis‘ 1968 novel of the same name, which was previously filmed in 1969 starring John Wayne. This version stars Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross and Jeff Bridges as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn along with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper.