The trailer lays out the basic plot points of friendship between a 12-year-old boy and his dissolute neighbor showing him gambling, strippers and drinking.
It starts with a bank teller telling Murray’s character he has no money in his bank account — “Here’s zero — you went below zero” — followed by Norman Greenbaum’s widely used “Spirit in the Sky.”
“St. Vincent” is directed by Ted Melfi and co-stars Melissa McCarthy as the boy’s mother, Chris O’Dowd as a priest and Naomi Watts as a stripper. “What kind of a man takes a child to a bar and a race track?” McCarthy’s character asks.