Gran Torino has been called the "Get off my lawn" movie by some (I don't have specific examples, but I bet someone somewhere called it that) and it's true Clint Eastwood, as Walt Kowalski, does say that exact line more than once. But while Eastwood does play the crotchety old man with a bad attitude, the movie is about so much more than that. The truth is Gran Torino is about redemption and change. The movie asks the question "What does it take for a man, especially an old man set in his ways, to change? " And the answer is not necessarily the one you are expecting.
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