Bill Murray has been one of Hollywood’s most popular comedic stars for nearly 40 years, but he’s never been pigeonholed. Sure, he’s got an established on-screen persona, but he’s just as capable of tackling the deadpan humor and slapstick he delivers accomplished dramatic performances.
One of his best turns of the 21st century is that of Theodore Melfi St. Vincentwhich ended up landing Murray a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, with the film itself making the list of Best Movies in the same category.
Melissa McCarthy’s struggling single mother is arguably the main character, but it’s Vincent, the titular Murray, who steals the show. He’s hardly sociable, but he ends up taking a 12-year-old to the race track, the strip club, and various unsavory bars, resulting in an unlikely friendship between the three protagonists along the way. .
St. Vincent earned $55 million at the box office on a budget of $13 million in 2014, but it’s enjoying a huge revival on Netflix. According to FlixPatrol, it’s been one of the platform’s top titles for over a week, maintaining a Top 10 spot in the US the whole time. If you’re a Murray fan and haven’t seen him, it’s worth checking out.