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O Brother, Where Art Thou? [Blu-ray]

  • PG-13
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Joel and Ethan Coen transport Homer's ODYSSEY to the depression-era South in the silly, fun comedy O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson star as three escaped fugitives on the run in Mississippi. Their adventures through the barren landscape includes run-ins with a soothsayer, a trio of Sirens, a Bible-salesman Cyclops, as well as other archetypes from Southern folklore and pop-culture including a young blues musician, the Klan, and bank robber Baby Face Nelson. Soon they are caught up in a vicious gubernatorial campaign that would make Huey Long proud.

    The Coen brothers mix in a host of cinematic references in O BROTHER, including SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, COOL HAND LUKE, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, and even dashes of the Three Stooges. The soundtrack of folk ballads, yodeling traditionals, Delta blues, and prison work songs is outstanding, playing in the background (or foreground) of nearly every scene. Clooney, as the ringleader, displays an effervescent smile that is as intoxicating as the Coens' script is outrageous. The cast, including Holly Hunter, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Chris Thomas King, and Michael Badalucco, is charmingly bewildering in a way that only a Coen brothers' cast can be. Joel and Ethan have done it again, crafting this time a unique film steeped in the traditions of the South--and of Hollywood itself.
  • Credits
    George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Michael Badalucco, Charles Durning, John Goodman, John McConnell, Holly Hunter, Musetta Vander, Mia Tate, Christy Taylor, Chris Thomas King, Stephen Root, Stephen D. Root, Wayne Duvall, Daniel Von Bargen, Dan Von Bargen, J. R. Horne, Brian Reddy, Frank Collison
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] remarkable achievement..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...O BROTHER is rife with the kinds of genial madness only writer-director Joel and writer-producer Ethan can come up with....By enlivening things to an unprecedented extent, the songs turn O BROTHER into perhaps the warmest production in the Coens' repertoire..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Very funny [moments]. O BROTHER is replete with such stuff..."

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