Burn After Reading is the new movie by Ethan and Joel Coen and, after No Country For Old Men, they’re back on my good side with this. They really should stick to making comedies.
Burn After Reading is funny. Funnier than I expected. Especially J. K. Simmons had me under my seat, laughing.
But altogether, the cast is really good. Brad Pitt should take on more roles like that, they suit him. George Clooney should always play in Coen brothers comedies. And do I even have to mention the greatness of Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich?
The story is mind-bending, especially because you can kind of imagine that it could happen that way.
What can I say? I loved it.
— Personal tidbit —
I was in the cinema with my mum and the preview of Burn After Reading came on. My mother saw it for the first time and when J. K. Simmons came up, she said, “Wow… you can hardly recognise John Malkovich!” *rofl*
So you saw Burn After Reading. I wasn’t quite impressed with the movie. But it was fun. The cast was brilliant and looked like they were having a ball with the roles.
And whats this about not liking No Country for Old Men?!!?!
I can’t really say that I was impressed by Burn After Reading, either, but I just had a ball watching it. And yes, the cast seemed to have one, too. :)
No Country for Old Men: High quality movie, no doubt about about it. But I just didn’t like it. I couldn’t connect to the characters and I was mostly bored, to be honest.
:) I saw this last night, first thing I did was go back and see if you’d reviewed it – is that sad or what?
I gotta say I enjoyed this one too. It was a lot like Fargo, same kind of feel to it. Black comedy is definitely what the Coens do best! I LOVED that the CIA were so totally clueless, makes a wonderful change… and yes, Pitt was a standout, absolutely perfect!
I took a whole bunch of friends who’d never seen a Coen brothers movie before, and they all commented that they liked it, but it was “terribly violent”. *sigh* Dear god, spare me… cancelling my No Country For Old Men movie night then…
Actually, I don’t think it’s sad at all, I’m honored. To say the least. :)
I’ve heard it a couple of times now, though: Some people just can’t handle their inner Coens. ;) And violent? Come on! Haven’t they ever seen a Tarantino movie? Fincher? Your average teenie slasher?
The Coens are not violence free, but terribly violent? I don’t think so…
Well. Unfortunately, there’s no accounting for taste. ;)