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Oh. My. God.,
This review is from: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (DVD)
Joel and Ethan, the inimitable and unstoppable Coen brothers, score yet again. It's an over-the-top funny - and touching - movie about three cons on the run in Mississippi in the 30s. George Clooney, playing dapper Ulysses Everett McGill, is the thinker, the planner, the schemer, of the impossible trio. He's slick, quick-talking, and funny as hell.
John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson play the two side-kicks, dumbos who go along for the ride and add comic bits to the action as the runaways encounter every possible sort of human as obstacles in their path. There's a blind man, a one-eyed crook, sexy singing girls, a Blues guitarist, crooked politicians (is there any other kind?), and so forth.
And the soundtrack is so incredibly good that you'll want to go right out and buy it - as I did - and I don't even like country. But this is foot-stompin' banjo-banging, twangy bluegrass stuff that's totally infectious.
If you haven't yet seen it, SEE IT NOW.