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The Hudsucker Proxy (883316605684)

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • THE HUDSUCKER PROXY opens with a spectacular shot of snow falling over a beautiful city; the camera pans in slowly over the rooftops until it comes upon the Hudsucker Industries building, with a huge clock about to ring in the New Year--and a man about to jump to his death. The rest of this hilarious Coen brothers film tells in flashback the fascinating tale of Norville Barnes and what brought him to that ledge.

    Tim Robbins stars as Barnes, a hick from Muncie, Indiana, intent on becoming a New York City executive. His timing is magical as he enters the doors of Hudsucker Industries just as the Hudsucker board determines it needs a patsy to run the company into the ground so it can buy up shares when the company goes public in a month. He hires Amy (the fast-talking Jennifer Jason Leigh) as his assistant--but unbeknownst to him, she is a reporter trying to expose him. THE HUDSUCKER PROXY is the Coen brothers' madcap romp through 1940s screwball comedy--albeit with a darker edge. The film is highlighted by sparkling art direction, fabulolus sets, snappy dialogue, and terrific supporting turns from Paul Newman, Charles Durning, and Bruce Campbell. Oh, and beware the Blue Letter....
  • Credits
    Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Jim True, Bill Cobbs, Steve Buscemi, Bruce Campbell
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A shrewd comic valentine to the kind of movies they don't make anymore. It is also the Coens' funniest, most accessible film since [RAISING ARIZONA]....Robbins projects a goofy appeal..."
    New York Times

    "...A more than diverting rental." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A feast for the eyes and the imagination..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[C]oloured by a passion for cinema, with warmth emanating from every flourish. The script is packed with zingers..."
    Total Film

    "...A spectacularly beautiful expressionist satire of '50s American capitalism..." - Recommended

    "...[A] wholly delightful urban parable....The Coens are the most exciting, imaginative and confident movie-makers in America..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...It's the most unforgettable supernatural comedy since BRAZIL..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

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