This trailer for Clint Eastwood‘s Cry Macho is great. It appears to be a true Clint Eastwood film in every sense and it seems to share similar DNA with two of his best (and most well-regarded) movies – Unforgiven and Gran Torino. Growing old and the search for redemption are themes which run through them all.
Eastwood plays an ageing rodeo rider who is tasked with taking his boss’ wayward son from Mexico to the U.S. It’s the perfect role for the 91 year old actor-director and it looks like this neo-western has the potential to be the film which finally gets him a Best Actor Academy Award.
It’s impressive to think that production on Cry Macho started less than a year ago – that’s some turnaround but Eastwood likes to shoot fast. Also, doesn’t he look great for a man in is 90s?
Cry Macho opens in U.S. cinemas and HBO Max on 17 September 2021.
The film stars Eastwood as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.