I found it to be quite tedious and a little boring. Each character is wonderfully exploited and harkens back to the days of old when films were rich with character actors whose very appearance in the film adds richness, texture and authenticity. Once again, someone in Hollywood dares to create something different. This film takes freedom from the novel Homes of Odyssey. It's too bad they didn't find a place for Steve Buscemi but that is a different story all together.
It can be appreciated on many levels, whether you remember the Odyssey or not. It is one of those films that you can watch over and over. Enjoy them while they are allowed to make films. He has to take them along because they were also chained to him when they had their chance to escape. Finally, a word of appreciation for the costumes and scenarios, absolutely faithful to the period in which everything happens, as well as the enveloping and animated soundtrack, that gives life to the story.
I didn't really enjoy the film at first. By the time it began, I had forgotten what movie I was there to see. I was surprised in more ways than one. His work here is quite awesome and I really hope this shows that he is capable of playing any range of character. It was nice to see Goodman again. The film was rich with subtle tie-ins like the children tied together with twine, as the prisoners were connected by chains.
But if you look closer at some of those same characters that seem zany, you will always find that in some strange way, they all ring true. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that was this clever. . We are still asking ourselves whether the entire cast were professionals or whether some were individuals found on location. The Coen Brother's went a step further: they took Homer to the cinema in a way that hardly resembles Homer. It was nice to see Hunter and especially Turturro who seems to have a place in every Coen film.
Every day you can go look into the paper and look at the films that are playing and say to yourself, seen it, seen it, oh, seen it last year, that is the same as this film and that is the same as that film. John Goodman John Goodman, Actor: Roseanne. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos Loosmore , a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. I say that because I read Homer and I know how heavy this author can be. All done with the usual touch of sarcastic elegance that is the signature of these directors. The story is brilliantly written.
And that is not common in todays cinema. The entire film was a collection of photographically great faces. The brothers Coen have woven a tapestry of celluloid and aural delights! I don't think this is their best film, but it is still a good one and I am giving it a 8. Some moments of the film are very funny and the irony is always there. Being born in Mississippi and raised in other parts of the south, I wish more people would poke a little fun at us like this. Still, I liked the film and now own a copy of it. He was born in St.
I mean it is not even in the same ballpark as a traditional film. O Brother, Where Art Thou is easily the best Coen film to date as well as Clooney's best effort. John Stephen Goodman is a U. Thank goodness for the Coen Brothers. Not being a fan of the Coen Brothers or George Clooney, anyone can see the skepticism I took into the theater.
Well, maybe Tim Blake Nelson is as good as Clooney, thanks to the naive way he played Delmar. Originality counts for a lot in my books. This two is two of the best in the market. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne 1988-1997 , for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993. Now after heaping all this praise on the film, let me just say this as well. Fargo made me howl with hysterics, sometimes I wasn't sure why I was laughing so hard that it made me cry, but nonetheless I was.
Who would've ever thought Homer had this in mind? We lived through the depression and related to some of the conditions portrayed. Every other newspaper reviewer seems to know all about it and they think that this cynicism and almost spoof-like quality towards it makes the film that much better. The man just has charisma. Ulysses Everett McGill and his entourage, Dermar and Pat were imprisoned in Mississippi in the 1930s. And the Coen brothers do not fail us, the end is certainly not disappointing. It's surprising, and ties up all the loose ends neatly, without wearing the story out. But the reason that I do recommend this film is for one reason only.