True Grit

I went out to see the Coen brothers’ production of True Grit tonight and can honestly say that I enjoyed it immensely.  I’m displaying my cultural ignorance but I didn’t know that it was based on a book.  I thought that the John Wayne version was the original, but during the promotional tour for the movie Matt Damon mentioned that it was more true to the book.  I’ll admit that I didn’t want to go see it up until that point, but once that was clear I decided to give it a chance.  I’m glad I did.  Jeff Bridges was great, I loved his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn.  And Hailee Steinfeld did an amazing job as Mattie Ross.  Now I’ve got to add the book to my ever growing to-read stack!