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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)


George Clooney
John Turturro
Tim Blake Nelson
Charles Durning
Michael Badalucco
John Goodman
Holly Hunter

Directed by Joel Coen

O Brother, Where Art Thou is one of those crime comedy classic movies done in 2000 that comes with everything needed to entertain. The movie comes with a jail break, romance and some cool folk music. The movie even finds a way to drag racism into it, and overcame it with one cool comedic turn after another.
The movie may not have the best script and you can see the plot holes where they are. The main plot which is a con by the lead Everett (George Clooney) in other to get to his wife is silly. What the Coen brothers now did with it is what you have to see, they gets it done with all out entertainment from all levels.

The movie plot starts with Everett lying to the two men he is chained to in jail that he has a buried load of money somewhere. They believe him and they escape together and hitched a ride with a blind man who prophesied to them that they will find a fortune but not the one they seek.
Everett has a main plan which has nothing to do with money, but with his wife.

The journey back to where Everett lied he had the money saw them getting baptized, meet an amazing guitar player who says he sold his soul to the devil to be able to play as good as he did.
For the men to be able to pay their way through their journey they made music.
Those are a few of the events that happened in the lives of these men before they finally got to the place to which they were seeking.

The movie has a nice old feel which is the power of the cinematography and the movie balances all the different genres it packs into the over 90 minutes run-time.
The movie is not one of the best done by the Cohen brothers, but it is one of their most memorable. They wrote, produce and directed this film and got the title from the 1941's film Sullivan's Travels, in which the protagonist wants to make a movie called O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The movie got two Academy Award nods in the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Clooney received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and the film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.

The movie was not much of a box office success, but much of a critical one and I know that after some time this movie will be upgraded to the classic level.


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