Grand Torino is classic Clint Eastwood. Even though Walt, Clint Eastwood, is a grumpy old bigot who uses every racial slur that exists, you grow to love the old bastard. He redeems himself in the end, resulting in a sad ending that he wouldn't have any other way.
Walt reminds me of the men the greatest generation this country has ever produced who were too often misunderstood. They are and were the men I looked up to the most, Arthur Thur, Howard Raymo, and John Somerville when I was growning up.
Grand Torino in theaters December 12, 2008