Bill Murray has come a long way since his prime years in films like Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters, but I still have a soft spot for the comedic actor — which is just part of the reason I was excited to see Get Low at Sundance this year. Murray plays funeral director Frank Quinn, who sees a gold mine opportunity when "mysterious hermit" Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) comes into his office looking to make arrangements for his own "death party." The catch is that Bush wants to be present at the ceremony to mingle with the locals — after cutting himself off from society for four years.
The word of Felix's party slowly spreads as the townspeople's intrigue is captured by Felix's story and background. Where has he been all these years? Why is he throwing himself a party? As we see in the trailer, Felix's party becomes the perfect platform for him to finally spill his darkest secret. The trailer adds a spooky element, though I found it to be on the sweet side in the end. Even if the plot can get a little sleepy at times, I was really impressed with the performances from veterans Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and of course, Bill Murray. See for yourself when you read more.