I Watched… (#32)

21 Apr

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

The Coen brothers tackle Homer’s epic, ‘The Odyssey’ and set it closer to home in the deep south of 1930s America.
A group of three escaped convicts – comprised of Pete (John Turturro), Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and led by the ‘wise’ Everett (George Clooney) –  search for hidden treasure whilst pursued by the law, and have numerous adventures and hijinks along the way in this Depression-era tale.

A funny and witty script accompanies this rather simplistic story of three men on the run, in a film where the outstanding soundtrack and beautiful music somewhat outshine the picture itself. The ‘country folk’ style songs fit perfectly into each and every scene and entwines with fantastic cinematography to create a film littered with memorable moments.

Music, drama and comedy are effortlessly rolled together to create a film with flashes of brilliance and accompanied by a stunning soundtrack. Not everything ties together perfectly but when it does, O Brother, what a film it is.

8/10

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