We’ve only seen the Cry Macho trailer and synopsis, and we’re already cringing. Hard. Which, to be fair, I started cringing before I even played it, because Mr. Sensitivity Clint Eastwood is not. We’ve seen Gran Torino and The Mule, among some of his other films. But, of course, he is Clint Eastwood, which apparently means he gets to keep making these films that I assume continue to get green-lit by white men about his age, because if not ….
Yeah, I got nothing. No explanation. No excuse for this thing Hollywood does where, somehow, there’s always gotta be a white man to teach a brown kid how to be a man, because I mean, how else is the kid going to be worth anything if some washed up rodeo star doesn’t find it in his heart to teach him?
We’re done with white saviors, Hollywood. I thought you’d gotten that message.
You can check out the trailer below, or you can skip it and the movie, which, honestly, is probably better for you.
From Warner Bros. Pictures come director/producer Clint Eastwood’s uplifting and poignant drama “Cry Macho.” The film stars Eastwood as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.
Also starring are Eduardo Minett as the young boy, Rafo, in his feature film debut, Natalia Traven (“Collateral Damage,” TV’s “Soulmates”) as Marta, with Dwight Yoakam (“Logan Lucky,” “Sling Blade”) as Mike’s former employer, Howard Polk. The cast also includes Fernanda Urrejola (“Blue Miracle,” Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico”) as Leta and Horacio Garcia-Rojas (“Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico,” TV’s “La querida del Centauro”) as Aurelio.
Cry Macho will release in theaters and on HBO Max September 17th.