O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney, THE PERFECT STORM) busts loose. Except he's still shackled to his own chain-mates from the chain gang -- bad-tempered Pete (John Turturro, SUMMER OF SAM), and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson, HAMLET). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain -- before it's lost forever in a flood -- the three embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman, COYOTE UGLY), it's an odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses, and betrayal that will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn.
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Of special note, the Coens have been exceedingly generous in the extras offered to those who see the DVD. A behind-the-scenes presentation features interviews and observations from the brothers as well as major actors and technical people; a music video of the breakaway single "A Man of Constant Sorrow"; a documentary about the unique digital colorization techniques used for the film; and (my favorite) three scenes which can be run as a simulcast of the film with storyboard panels. The cinematography and sets are beautiful.
This is what a DVD package *should* be! If you like the Coen Brothers' previous work you should love this. If you are interested in film as a creative endeavor, you will probably enjoy the film and the informative and fun extras. If you like comedy and good music, it would be worth your while to take a chance on this very enjoyable film.
Clooney, Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson are relentlessly hilarious in this loosely Homeric epic of escape from a chain gang in America's early twentieth-century South. You can love this movie without knowing Homer, of course, though it's based on that bard's Oddysey.
That's the common touch of both Homer and his erstwhile partners-in-crime, producers Ethan and Joel Coen.
Filming this flick must have been more fun than a body should have. From the blind oracle on the railroad pump-car warning about the 'Ob-stackles of life' to the 'Sigh-REENS' that appear to have 'loved (Pete) up ... and then turned him into a horny toad' to the delicious stares and triumphant penultimate scene where the Soggy Bottom Boys regale a political rally with their irresistable hit 'Man of Constant Sorrows', O BROTHER never falters.
It's a film for watching over and over again, preferably introducing somebody who hasn't seen it each time you do.
Ne'er doubt! Buy O BROTHER WHERE ARE THOU and hold onto it for dear life.