Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

BATD ON Aug 16, 2013 AT 9:24 am

Directed by David Lowery and staring our favorite crop-top wearing celebrity, Rooney Mara, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, is a western flick about a couple on a crime spree. The oh so Bonnie & Clyde action is packed with lassoes, horses, cowboy boots, and good old fashioned pistols, as Bob Muldon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) take their outlaw ways too far when Ruth wounds a local officer in a shootout in the Texas hills – and Bob takes the blame.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Fast forward four years when Bob escapes from behind bars to join Ruth and their daughter (who was born during his incarceration) back on the run. The powerful performances by Affleck and Mara make us feel as though we are part of the 1970′s Texas Hill Country – evoking the sense of the character’s unrelenting past and aching sense of loss.

This story of love, motherhood, and the search for life-long peace is based in part to brilliant uses of saturating and dramatic western scenery that could not have been any dearer to our hearts. So kudos to you, Mr. Lowery, you got us to cry.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is in theaters 6 September. 

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