There is also Josh Brolin as the dude who killed whatsherface's father, but he has very few scenes. And Barry Pepper, who you see there up above, is another villain, though surprisingly kind. He seems to turn up in a lot of movies, but he's not really a big-name actor. He's on the sidelines, playing cool characters. He's another one whom I'm glad to see pop up.
True Grit is light for the most part, and has a funny tone to it. My only problem is the ending. After a fairly pleasant hour and forty some minutes, it suddenly departs and we are thrown, rather abruptly, into a depressing conclusion. I thought the ending was too rushed and, aside from being unhappy, disappointing. We get to know and like these characters, and then the last few minutes start playing and...
Well, my mom watched the original True Grit. She said the ending was different in that one. What happened to the characters was perhaps more upsetting, or less, depending who you are, but she couldn't remember everything. I suppose I should watch that one. I'm not interested in reading the book right now, but I would like to compare it to the movies.
My grade: B+