Call in each role he has always done, Clint Eastwood makes the guidance in this story about racism and acceptance a sort of unlikely hero. His discontent Korean War veterinarian, Walt Kowalski, can speak and act like a racist. But as the film grows slowly, we see his words and deeds are beginning to diverge as he comes to appreciate the life of the Asian family next door, as people, not stereotypes. Eastwood character is by turns funny, sad, ugly and endearing. But when circumstances throw head to head with the Hmong family next door, in particular, two sons, his world starts to spin. Yes, Eastwood Kowalski is somewhat of a Archie Bunker, spouting racial slurs as often as he jumps on the tops Blue Ribbon on its front porch in a Detroit neighborhood where most whites have left.