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Movie Suggestion #32: O Brother, What Art Thou? (2000)

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

George Clooney

O Brother, What Art Thou? (2000)

Available on: Netflix

Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes

One word review: Allegorical!

IMDB: 7.7

O Brother What Art Thou? is a musical comedy period drama film about three incorrigible miscreants' adventures to get their lives back to track. The movie is short with 107 minutes of runtime and is packed with mellifluous western folk music and lighthearted humor.

Favorite Movie Quotes:

Well, I don't want Fop, goddamn it! I'm a Dapper Dan man!

Most of the musical films will be filled with songs for the whole runtime but this film is definitely an exception. There are very few song sequences which last for 4 to 5 minutes and the rest of the songs are presented as a soundtrack. The story is well written, adventurous and as it progresses we are introduced to peculiar characters along the way. The protagonist's want is established early in the film but we come to know what are the real motives only at halfway point that gives us a surprising element.

Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!

George Clooney sports a different and amusing demeanor in this film but is handsome as always; The body language and the mannerism were quite rib-tickling. Apparently, he takes charge of the gang; the other two lead characters playing the interactive part. All other supporting actors who has played indulgent cameos adds a pleasant tone to the film. The vocabulary of the dialogues is complicated as the back drop of the movie is set in the early nineteenth century which radiates the jargon of that particular era; I had enabled subtitles in order to grasp the ambiguous words.

I am a man of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days. I bid farewell to old Kentucky, the place where I was born and raised.

With a beatific medley of mellifluous music, periodical setting, and hysterical characters, O Brother What Art Thou? is an entertaining movie that doesn't fall short of alluring you.

Verdict: A Lighthearted Musical Humor!


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