By Esther Zuckerman
Updated October 04, 2014 at 01:01 PM EDT

Bill Murray’s mischievous spirit is on full display as he croons along to the classic Bob Dylan song “Shelter From the Storm” in a new clip from his upcoming St. Vincent.

He also smokes and endeavors to water a sad-looking potted plant in the simple, amusing sequence via Deadline. The movie, which opens in limited release Oct. 10, stars Murray as the titular Vincent, a crank of a war vet who babysits his new next-door neighbor. Melissa McCarthy stars as the young boy’s mother and Naomi Watts plays a Russian prostitute.

At the Toronto International Film Festival—the site of both the premiere of the movie and Bill Murray Day—Murray saidthat the movie endeavored “to avoid being schmaltzy. We almost did. We almost did. We didn’t want to overcook everything.”