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5.0 out of 5 stars They have a plan, but not a clue., 27 April 2012
This review is from: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 Disc Special Edition) [2000] [DVD] (DVD)
THE FILM)Putting their own unique spin on Homer's classic Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou is another Coen brothers classic. In a Golden Globe winning performance, George Clooney plays Ulysses Everett McGill, a silver-tongued petty criminal who finds himself on a chain gang in deepest Mississippi. Together with a clumsy duo of lame losers, simple minded Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), he scams his way off the chain gang and into the adventure of a lifetime as the three set off in search of a fortune in buried treasure... still shackled and hopelessly unprepared for the road ahead. Featuring a supporting cast of larger than life characters including John Goodman as Big Dan Teague, Holly Hunter as Everett's old flame Penny and Charles Durning as Governor Pappy O'Daniel, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is an irresistible mixture of high adventure, sidesplitting comedy and heartfelt emotion..
WHAT CAN I SAY?
Sometimes, you have to lose your way to get back home in this Serious Comedy with wonderful characters,The Coen Brothers have truly outdone themselves in this wonderful saga of three escaped convicts.with great music. It's the old folk sound, the kind of music that was written during a time when music was enjoyed as a part of day to day life. Enjoyed by everyone, chain-gangs, church choirs, and even prison escapees.
What really strikes me about this is the larger than life characters. Take clooney's character for example. His name is ulysses everet mcgill. You know that he must be something special with a name like that.with his Clark Gable-ish looks and character He is very charismatic and has the gift of the gab.Holly Hunter plays his estranged wife.John Turturro, who has played in at least all the other Coen and Coen movies that I have seen. He is one of those non-glamorous actors who is at the top of the profession we also have a true master performance from Tim Blake-Nelson
Other great characters include john goodman as bible salesman big dan teague
and charles durning as councillor pappy o daniel.
They encounter many various things on the way.
The way this was filmed makes it visually fascinating, with scenery enhanced by computer graphics
All the people in this movie are wacky and yet The parade of all this wild characters which make this film so so Wonderful..
I can only describe (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)as beautiful and so Riveting yet it is intriguing, and so funny and charming
its a kind of a magical Road trip movie
It is one of those films that you can watch over and over.
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