St. Vincent

Character: Daka

Directed by: Theodore Melfi

Written by: Theodore Melfi

Produced by: Peter Chernin, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos, Jenno Topping

Cast Members: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Jaeden Lieberher

Released date: October 24, 2014

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Duration: 1h 42min

A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

→ Love Thy Neighbor
→ With neighbours like these, who needs family?

♦ Naomi Watts learned her Russian accent for her role as Daka by watching YouTube videos and by going to a Russian spa in order to observe mannerisms and dialect.
♦ Naomi Watts originally thought she was reading the script for the role as Maggie (Oliver’s mom) as it was more similar to her actual personality.
♦ Naomi Watts said in an interview that she was terrified during the sex scene with Bill Murray at the beginning of the movie. According to director Theodore Melfi, Watts was bright red and very tense. Murray could tell she was nervous, so after the director yelled “cut”, he broke the ice by saying “are you seeing anyone?” Naomi cracked up and from then she was more comfortable around him.
♦ Naomi Watts stayed in character even when she wasn’t shooting in order to protect herself from feeling insecure around co-star Bill Murray.

Script developed by Never Enough Design