O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Theatrical Release USA 2000)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

O Brother, Where Art Thou? turns into a classic from its first opening scene to its last—a fully satisfying work of art. Its timing, staging, storyline, music, casting cannot be faulted. The movie is perfectly directed, exquisitely done.

Storyline

Everett (George Clooney), Delmar O’Donnell (Tim Blake Nelson), and Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro) make a prison break and hope they have left behind 1930s-style prison life that includes unstinting labor in work gangs breaking rocks with sledge hammers and pick axes. They successfully make an escape through a cornfield, fail in their attempt to ride a train, but successfully hop a hand car manned by a blind seer (Lee Weaver). The seer tells their fortunes and their story moves through the seer’s prophecy until, through a series of most remarkable and unlikely events, it is fulfilled.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Joel and Ethan Coen for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for making the film possible. Additional characters/casting include: Big Dan Teague (John Goodman), Penny (Holly Hunter), Tommy (Thomas King), Pappy O’Daniels (Charles Durning), and Junior O’Daniels (Del Pentecost).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Absolutely. Treat yourself to a ‘no flaws found’ film.

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