This is a film that is out there. Sign in to vote. While it is a nice nod to the source material, it does not in my personal opinion translate well to the screen as it feels like a sharp contrast in tone to the rest of the movie.
To take just one of the many flecks and touches: Most of the characters, including the three leads, may be dumb, misguided and delusional, but they are also engaging and straightforward, to be enjoyed for the colorful oddballs that they are.
In his wanderings, Everett assumes a sort of Odyssean status, and the Coens whimsically present their movie as the loosest and most amiable kind of Homeric epic, with - amongst other nudges - our heroes being seduced from their path by Sirens, meeting a sinister Cyclops in the form of the one-eyed Bible-salesman Big Dan Teague John Goodman and Everett finally returning to his Penelope in the form of his long-suffering wife Penny Holly Hunter.
Share via Email Films by the Coen brothers have always inhabited their own richly, eccentrically imagined universe, but never before have they found one to accommodate such a wealth of unselfconscious fun.
His work here is quite awesome and I really hope this shows that he is capable of playing any range of character. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
There are other echoes to that classic saga, from a blind seer who predicts that they will not find the treasure they seek to a one-eyed villain and three singing sirens to distract the travelers from their journey. If you enjoy the typical Coen Brothers comedy where the story takes a backseat to some wacky hijinks, then you will most definitely have fun with O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Our three, daffy characters make haste in order to flee to freedom through the deep South and get back to their homes. One of many happy inventions.
And that is also why the theater erupted in laughter when he then says that there are some funny looking clouds coming in. They then take off again and remain oblivious to the fact that the record becomes a huge hit. But this Ulysses is no war hero from ancient Greece.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? But it is made with marvellous clarity and fluency, and Joel and Ethan Coen attain a comic simplicity that other film-makers can only dream of.
They make their way home, meeting up with an assortment of oddball characters, including bank-robbing legend George "Babyface" Nelson. What the Coens do so well is give each of their main characters some type of quirk or trait that sticks with you.
This is a road picture where three men travel along the way to find a hidden treasure that Clooney says he has hidden to his two other cell mates.
More Reviews TV Review: But all three find their feet in this baroque, distinctive world, which the Coens devise with such intricate charm.Dec 29, · The opening titles inform us that the Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is based on Homer's The Odyssey.
The Coens claimed their "Fargo" was based on a true story, but later confided it wasn't; this time they confess they haven't actually read The Odyssey. /5. O Brother, Where Art Thou is easily the best Coen film to date as well as Clooney's best effort.
Clooney is good enough to warrant a best actor nomination as is Tim Blake Nelson's portrayal of the dimwitted friend Delmar, while the film itself is deserving of a Best film nod.
O Brother, Where Art Thou Peter Bradshaw: [It] has brio, wit, and style, and the whole picture is air-cushioned with appealing comedy and its own unassuming good nature. Simply: this is a film. Dec 22, · The opening credits of Joel and Ethan Coen's new film, ''O Brother, Where Art Thou?,'' announce rather grandly that the picture is ''based upon 'The Odyssey,' by Homer.'' The filmmakers even.
The Coen Brothers' southern-comfort-film is a solid hospitable charm. O Brother, Where Art Thou? may stray away and become difficult to understand with the heavy hick-like accents, but it's 77%.
May 08, · Teens might enjoy this offbeat Odyssey adaptation. Read Common Sense Media's O Brother, Where Art Thou? review, age rating, and parents guide.4/4.Download