True Grit first opened in theaters on the 22nd of December 2010. It is a western / adventure / action / drama / adventure movie. It was made under the direction of Joel and Ethan Coen. The cast includes Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld.
The story reveals the life of a young girl whose father was murdered by their hired hand. Mattie was only 14 when Tom Chaney killed his father. She decided to go after his father’s killer by hiring Rooster Cogburn but he rebuffs her offer. One day, Texas Ranger LaBoeuf came into town to hunt Chaney. He asked Mattie to work with him but she declined since she knows her father’s killer will be put in jail for another reason. Finally, Cogburn made a pact with her but to her dismay he went with the Texas Ranger. She went after him and went into an adventure that changed her life forever.
This is a compelling movie that was nominated for various awards. It brings you into a world of a child that struggled for justice for her father’s death. Hailee Steinfeld played the character well. The movie will transport you into the world of the West.