Friday is Bill Murray Day at the Toronto International Film Festival, and one good way to celebrate is to watch the first clip from St. Vincent, Murray’s latest film. Murray plays Vincent, a ne’er-do-well who begins taking care of Oliver, the boy who just moved in next door. Here, Oliver mows what’s left of Vincent’s lawn when his mother, played by Melissa McCarthy, arrives. Vincent happens to be paying the kid hourly for the fruitless work of mowing dirt, therefore sharing his philosophy of how the world works: “You work, you get paid, you drink.”
Filmmaker Theodore Melfi went though a hell of a time just getting in contact with Murray in order to convince him to be in the movie, as EW’s Anthony Breznican reported, but that will pay off when St. Vincent premieres at the end of Bill Murray Day tomorrow. The festivities also include screenings of Murray classics Stripes, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters.