This movie was FANTASTIC and it should’ve gotten way more press than it did. Clooney deserves an Oscar for directing and acting. The cast is incredible-Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett as quite possibly one of my favorite female characters in a movie EVER.
The storyline floated effortlessly between tense moments of battle, soaring emotional interludes, and hilarious situations between these incredibly talented actors (Bill Murray and John Goodman can do no wrong, I am convinced. They are the most versatile at their craft. They win everything.)
The Monuments Men is a true story. If you have kids, they need to see it. If you aren’t aware that most of the European paintings and sculptures you’ll see in museums today were once rescued from hiding places that Hitler commanded across Europe during WWII, you need to see it. What an incredible journey these works of art have been on. And what an incredible sacrifice these men made–for a VERY important task.
GO SEE IT!