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'We thought you was a toad'
Firstly, forget everything you've heard about this film being based on Homer's Odyssey - that's one of the Coen brother's famous red herrings (like the one about Fargo being based on a true story). This movie picks up where Preston Sturges' 'Sullivan's Travels' left off; (Sullivan's Travels is about a film director who wants to make a socially responsible film called 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou', but after an episode on a chain gang decides that comedy is an equally valid art form).
We follow the exploits of three chain gang escapees of differing stupidity as they seek some buried treasure. Hot on their heels are the KKK, a one eyed bible salesman (John… Read more