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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Touchstone Pictures & Universal Pictures
Kiddie Movie: Not too young.
Date Movie: She might chuckle a little bit.
Gratuitous Sex: Hinted at.
Gratuitous Violence: Ulysses and Delmar get their butts kicked.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: Some pretty funny moments but mostly chuckles.
Memorable Scene: The KKK rally.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Joel Coen
Produced By: Ethan Coen

O Brother,
Where Art Thou?

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:46 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
The Coen brothers are known for quirky looks at life. Most people know of their work with "Fargo" and life in Minnesota, a few others have grown to appreciate "The Big Lebowski" and the life of a bowler, and now they bring us "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and life in the 30ís south.

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" brings us George Clooney in one of his best roles and performances since he left "ER." He is Ulysses, and joined by Pete (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), we get taken on the adventure of our three fugitives seemingly looking for Ulyssesí buried treasure but actually just really looking for Penny (Holly Hunter), Ulyssesí old main squeeze. In the travels our heroes come across Tommy Johnson and record "Man of Constant Sorrow" making them big stars and they donít even know it. They also come across three sirens that seemingly turn Pete into a frog, get hoodwinked by bible salesman Big Dan (John Goodman), take on the Ku Klux Klan, and get mixed up in the governorís race among other parts of their travels with each of the intertwining stories getting their own quirky look by the Coen brothers brand of humor.

I wonít go into this movie too much except to say that if you liked the kookiness of "Fargo" or "The Big Lebowski" then you will probably enjoy "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Most of the movie doesnít involve laugher jokes, just funny looks and commentary at a lifestyle that might make you chuckle. If you didnít get the jokes in "Fargo" you probably wonít get the jokes in "O Brother,Ö", but you might want to give it a chance anyway because Ulysses, Pete, and Delmar come off as three goofballs you might just root for.

Iíll give "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 4 stars out of 5. It had some great moments, like the comic look at the KKK rally, but some moments just took too long to get to where they were going.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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