O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • Time: 106 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime
  • Director: Joel Coen
  • Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Storyline:

Mississippi, 1937. Three convicts escape from a jail chain-gang intent on getting to the loot stashed away by one of them. As this is at his house soon to be flooded by a new dam, speed is of the essence. They find themselves fast-talking their way out of one jam after another, and along the way not only have to be wary of riverside sirens but even get to make a pretty good country record.

One review

  • A really enjoyable well-rounded film going experience with great music, great cast and plenty of laughter to go around. The film is about three chain gang prisoners who make a cunning escape while on work detail. George Clooney’s character was particularly amusing what with his similarities to Garry Shandling (how’s my hair?). I also didn’t realize what a physical comedian John Turturro is, funniest thing I’ve seen him in yet! Without money (but seeking treasure) they embark upon a strange and comical journey. From becoming a recording act called the Soggy Bottom Boys to a bank robber to sirens…it’s almost like Forrest Gump in a way I guess. The ridiculous cast of characters they stumble upon are surprising and enjoyable. It’s a feel good movie despite the fact that so many things go wrong but in a Coen brothers sort of way. I don’t think this was quite as awesome as The Big Lebowski but it’s close, definitely one of their finest. The great thing about this film is that it does have something for everyone and I would recommend this to all.

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