O Brother, Where Art Thou? Online Movie Trailer
Brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are respected filmmakers whose stunning, highly-styled, and fully-featured films have gained cult status. This time, they dedicated themselves to the adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey", whose work was placed in the conservative South of the United States, in the mid-thirties of the last century.
The film opens a prison farm from which fleeing a trio of strange prisoners named Everet, Pit and Delmar. They do not run out of jail in order to finally gain freedom, but solely because Everet hides a greater amount of money he hides before arrest. While searching for money, the trio is experiencing a number of interesting adventures and is familiar with a lot of people, including a bible saleswoman, a blind man who owns a radio station, a bank robber with a "baby fife" and a singer who sold the soul to the devil. As a result of the circumstances, the trio becomes an important link in the local political elections while the sheriff with his team is non-stop for the heels.
Cohen's brothers master the antique films with contemporary cinema. This film can rightfully be placed with classics dating back to the 1930s, which represented a combination of comedy, crime, drama and musical. The impression is that they have given themselves too much venture and left to experiment, so the project has excellent scenes, photos and directing, but also a few relatively weak and almost pointless scenes. On the other hand, the project enhances the perfect soundtrack that represents a mix of gospel, jazz and blouse. Excellent acting fully follows what the scriptwriters imagined and creates an authentic feeling and impression.
The film is headed by charismatic George Clooney, who, with this film, and later the The Men Who Stare at Goats, gets the affection of an independent film fan. The company is made by genius actors and directors John Turturro, who shows another authentic and original performance, and John Goodman in a very interesting role as a bible seller. It is worth mentioning also Tim Blake Nelson (Tim Blake Nelson), a great friend of the Koen brothers, and Holly Hunter, who portrayed the role of an under-featured Evert's wife.
This is not the best movie director's drama, but it has all the qualities to be. A different atmosphere, great acting, interesting, Oscar nominated scenario and master directing create a great fun that will, despite a few inconsistencies and meaningless scenes, remain in a good memory.