Lead by legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino definitely is one of the 2009 classics. Eastwood plays a bitter Korean War vet named Walt Kowalski who lives in a Hmong community in Michigan. This film encompasses how his neighborhood relationships reform over time, especially after the male teenage neighbor tries to steal his prize and possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Definitely recommended. Gran Torino has it all: strong relationships, racial slurs, intense action, powerful rivalries and more. The only one slight criticism we have: It starts out a little slow, but picks up shortly thereafter to be one of the best films of 2009. Give it an A.