O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Movie Stats & Links
||George Clooney, John Turturro,
Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
Pictures & Universal
||Not too young.
||She might chuckle a little bit.
||Ulysses and Delmar get their
||Some pretty funny moments but
||The KKK rally.
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.
Where Art Thou?
A Movie Review
"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!!!