Joel and Ethan Coen love to play God; they put their characters through hell, torturing them endlessly and treating them with disdain before finally giving them peace (usually through death, madness or some form of imprisonment).
I will go into this as politely as I can. First, I am a devout Coen Brothers fan and have loved all of their work; however, this is the first movie I have viewed by them that was a disappointment. I understand about the curse and I found it funny that the writer/director focused the movie on the curse very little.
The characters were believable and it had my attention from start to end, however, there was just something it desperately lacked. In many ways it didn't feel like a Coen Brothers movie and due to the many other great endeavors the brothers have achieved, this specific title just left a bad taste in my mouth.
Perhaps it was the pace of the movie, maybe I was expecting another O Brother Where Art Thou or The Hudsucker Proxy, or maybe every genius is entitled to flop at one time or another, regardless I was entertained but left feeling senseless.
I will give myself a few months and try this movie again but I sadly feel it will have the same results and I feel I'm forcing myself to like something that isn't my style.
Fargo was based on true events.....and the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is always more entertaining than the complete lack of realism presented in most film today.\n\nThe events were dreadful. However, the producers of Fargo managed to tell the story with comedy relief. These bad boys could not get the simplest activity correct. As a result, their calamitous plight was entertaining.\n\nAlso, cinematography, color, picture quality, acting, cast, and dialog were exceptional.
The Big Lebowski is my favorite comedy of all time. I\u2019ve easily seen it over 20 times and it never stops making me laugh! The characters are so memorable and the dialogue is so sharp and well written that you never get tired of watching this movie over and over again.\n\nThe relationship between the Dude (Jeff Bridges), Walter (John Goodman), and Donny (Steve Buscemi) is comedy gold. The chains of events that unfold throughout the film are so hysterical that they never get old. Never has a rug played such a pivotal role in a story!\n\nThe Big Lebowski must be included in any respectable DVD\/Blu-ray collection, period. The Coen brothers really knocked it out of the park with this one!\n\nI highly recommend this film!
To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a...dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers.
Raising Arizona was an entertaining comedy with the focus on an adorable baby. A very delightful movie. However, the blu-ray transfer was not the best I have seen. Overall, a funny script and good acting.
The Coens do an efficient job of stamping their signature grotesquerie on sumptuous Beverly Hills and Las Vegas settings and ladling on gallows humor and malice, sometimes with the verve of early Robert Zemeckis.
I could have however sent it via Pidgeon and got it there quicker and, it took so long for the employees to find my movie that I gave up and left so, I will have to return later. I've never received this cd of the movie yet however, I will as soon as I find the time to return to WalMart to again atempt to pick it up.
Gnomic, claustrophobic, hallucinatory, just plain weird, it is the kind of movie critics can soak up thousands of words analyzing and cinephiles can soak up at least three espressos arguing their way through.