True Grit's Release Date Pushed Up Three Days

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-11-02 21:35:29discussion comments
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Now that we've entered November, "Most Anticipated of 2010" lists are getting quite short. We're past Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3, Inception, and The Expendables - now it's time to get to the really high caliber stuff. One title certainly still on many lists is the upcoming Coen brothers adaptation of True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Hailee Steinfeld. For those foaming at the mouth, I have some good news. Your wait just got shorter.

Paramount has bumped the film up from it's previously scheduled release date of December 25th to December 22nd. Had the film kept its Christmas Day opening its only competition would have been a limited release of The Illusionist. Now, however, the film is up against Little Fockers, Gulliver's Travels, Country Strong (limited), and Sophia Coppola's Somewhere (also limited).

The initial release date was certainly a strange one, as movies rarely open on Saturdays. Unfortunately, the film, despite looking far-and-away better than Fockers and Gulliver's, will likely not win the weekend, particularly with children off for winter break. As for me, I plan on doing a Jeff Bridges double feature, Tron: Legacy on the 17th and True Grit on the 22nd. Feel free to do the same.
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