Recommended by Reut of Sweet Archive (Recommendation #1 of 30)
Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Theater in ’98, video, DVD and 18 May 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A case of mistaken identity and a soiled carpet lead to much confusion when a seemingly simple kidnapping goes awry.
My Take on it – Ever since I saw Fargo (1996) I have been a big fan of the Coen Brothers’ movies.
They know how to tell a great story, create interesting and unique characters and keep the action constantly in motion.
They also are very adept at adding humorous scenes in the midst of serious plots.
This movie has an all-star cast led by Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, but the superb script and dialogue is what helps them all shine throughout.
Fargo (1996) is better but this is a close second as one of the best movies so far to come from the minds of the Coen Brothers.
Bottom Line – The Coen Brothers once again weave a great tale of bumbling criminals. The whole cast is excellent mainly due to the superb script and dialogue. Not as great as Fargo (1996), but still one of the best from them so far. Highly recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While being a member of the bowling team, the Dude is the only one never seen bowling throughout the movie. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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