*** out of **** Homer's "The Odyssey" is like the Shakespearean wonder of epic poems; it's difficult or perhaps even impossible to adapt. But that doesn't stop Joel and Ethan Coen for giving it a shot. And I'm glad they did. "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is a Coen Brothers film loosely based on Homer's masterpiece, and it entertains accordingly. In all honesty, I can say that it's the best Homer adaptation we can get considering … more
The Coens told a big fib when they said that Fargo was based on a real life event, only to reveal after the fact that it wasn't. Going in to see this film and seeing the proclamation that it's based on The Odysey could turn people off until you see our hapless heroes battling a cyclops, lured by sirens by the water and a wife named Penny. Even real life events are given a unique spin such as a famous guitar player named Tommy Johnson or a cantankerous Governer played by Charles … more
I had to watch it twice to be able to laugh. The first time through everything was just a wee bit too funny to laugh. The second time through I had to pause it at several points. To paraphrase: Its a cinematic oddity; two seconds from guffawing everywhere.
Pros: Coen Brothers film - high expectations - good soundtrack Cons: bad acting, bad script, nonsensical plot, made fun of Southerners The Bottom Line: Bad acting,bad accents, script and all around feel of this film. A real lame o! Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. What a disappointment this film was. We are big fans of the Coen Brothers so of course we couldn't wait for this to come out. … more
Pros: scenery tho stark was beautiful Cons: confusing story line The Bottom Line: Just didn't do it for me The Oracle says: Musetta Vander has a Bacon number of 2. Musetta Vander was in Gunshy (1998) with Diane Lane Diane Lane was in My Dog Skip (2000) with Kevin Bacon *** Im gently learning to admire country but I never will … more
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