The Brothers Bloom [DVD]
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Rian Johnson's directorial style resembles Wes Anderson's, but with more of a penchant for sweetness. THE BROTHERS BLOOM is littered with sentimental twists, moments, and visuals. Johnson's craft is still developing, with his this, his sophomore effort, falling slightly short of his wonderful first film Brick.Read more ›
For some reason movie critics tanked this gem, but the people who went to see it tend toward rave review. Perhaps the critics weren't paid for a positive opinion in a timely manner, or maybe they just can't let themselves enjoy a piece of cinema that isn't some crappy Hollywood remake. See with friends, and I hope you enjoy it as I did.
This was a little like Steve Martians movie "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" if you're open to that type of humor than you might enjoy this. But as I alluded to before this wasn't laugh out loud funny but the characters were much more engaging.
This film probes deeply into what can go wrong when the love is strong but the liking is almost non-existent. Many of the scenes are whimsical and the whimsy is deftly handled, but when issues become serious, the film rises effortlessly to seriousness. The performances of the three principal players are incandescent, with Mark Ruffalo especially convincing. This is character-driven cinema at its very best - and rewarding. One other element that I really, really enjoyed and it is one of the most unusual aspects of any film in my memory, that is, many scenes are filmed in such a way that the setting COULD BE the nineteenth century. It's uncanny. I don't why this was done, but I loved the sheer virtuosity of it. Just another element of this film's wonder!
Try to be like Rachel Weisz. If you can just accept this movie with all the innocence and naivete that Rachel's character, Penelope accepts Bloom, then you will hugely enjoy the movie.
This is a movie about two con men.
This is a movie with one, or two, too many cons.
Pretty soon you just want it to be over.
Unless.. You can be like Rachel.
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It started kind of slow and seemed the actors didn't quite feel comfortable in their role, but got better as it went on.Published 3 days ago by Shadow
Half way through the movie froze and I no longer have access to the Amazon app. I am very disappointed as this is the 2nd time I've had problems with Amazon so I don't think I'll... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
A well written story that is well paced with amazing cinematography.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
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