This blog is meant to be for films ‘with something to say’, but I can’t resist stating how crap the Coen bros. latest film is. Farce must have momentum and requires audiences to care about characters. This bunch of lame set-ups is as flaccid as a bad ’70s sitcom and the caricatures are either too ill-defined (Clooney’s philanderer) or too ridiculous (Malkovich’s ‘fucking’ dialogue). The talent on offer is prodigious but none of it belongs to the scriptwriters, producers or directors. I did like No Country for Old Men but ‘blame’ the performances and source novel for that and I have watched Oh Brother Where Art Thou? twice – but that was probably the music.
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