You have to see this film. Gran Torino is Eastwood back at his best. Walt Kowalski has just lost his wife. He is remote from his two sons and living in a neighbourhood that just isn't the same as it used to be. To make matter worse, his new neighbours are Hmong people. Bigoted, racist, bitter and angry, Walt just doesn't like them or the people that they represent. Worst still, through circumstances, he comes to see that they have everything he doesn't. Closeness, a sense of community and values that he doesn't see in his society. Reluctantly he befriends the neighbours son and forms a bond and a relationship that is extremely touching and nothing like that he enjoys with his own children. However, the calm is threatened and the Walt is compelled to act. The film is funny, charming, sad and then funny again. Walt is continually challenged to confront his prejudices and we see many different sides to this man. This is a great film and fully deserving of the awards it is likely to win.