The wild west is no place for sissies

Hi everybody,

We had an amazing time at drive-in movie night. Great people and a great atmosphere.

In honor of the movie, I’m going to give you guys a very quick movie review. If you were with us last night, or you just love the movie, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts as well.


True Grit 1969


This one is a classic in the true sense of the word. A star-studded cast led by The Duke, John Wayne. Featuring Glen Campbell, Robert Duval, and Dennis Hopper just to name a few.

Mattie Ross, played by Kim Darby seeks the help of Marshal Rooster Cogburn to get revenge after her father is brutally murdered by Tom Chaney played by Jeff Corey. Her reason for seeking rooster’s help is very simple,  he is rumored to be a man with “True Grit”.

There is lots of drama and comedy as Mattie has to work hard to convince Mr. Cogburn to put down his jug of whiskey and take the job. After some haggling, Rooster agrees to take the job. Things get interesting when Mattie, a teenage girl, insists on going with him to see things through. He affectionately refers to her as “baby sister” a nickname my dad uses to this day.

Nearly the entire movie takes place Outdoors. The scenery is wonderful and truly captures the idea of the Old West. There are plenty of chases on horseback, gun flights and Mattie even goes toe to toe with a rattlesnake.

My dad has always been a huge fan of westerns so John Wayne movies are a big part of my life. I wouldn’t say True Grit is the best John Wayne movie, or even in my top five, but it has everything you want in a western classic.

I really enjoyed watching this one with friends from all over the world, who probably grew up differently than I did. It was said multiple times during the movie that they just don’t make films like this anymore.

If you’d like to join us, we have driving movie night the first Sunday of every month at 5 p.m. Pacific time. We’d love to see you there.

Thanks for reading I hope you will join us next month. You can learn how to do that RIGHT HERE

Jamie Jordan



Here at Inspiration Island, we study art of all kinds. Join us for a Family and Friends Movie Review Night at the Drive-In!Sometimes we show classics that have been remade. Follow our events so you can prepare yourself by watching the remake/reboot beforehand…then we compare and provide commentary on which we liked better and why. Music Theater Classics are also a great favorite, a valuable study tool for our music students and great fun for everyone as opinions are shared!Showings are for review, critique, and educational purposes only.

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