Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Movie Review of Burn After Reading


Burn After Reading - 8/10
Directed by The Coen Brothers
Cast - George Clooney,Brad Pitt,Frances Mcdormand,John Malkovich,Tilda Swinton

Summary
A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Review
I have always told my friends that i have never been a fan of Coen brothers as I do not enjoy their style of direction at all.but then again,there have been a few gems from the Coen brothers, like The Big Lebowski,Raising Arizona,Oh Brother where art thou? and of course No country for old men.After watching Burn after reading, I have just become a fan of the Coen brothers.This movie is a definite cult classic.It has been awhile since i watched a movie and laughed from the beginning to the end and giving me a few shocking twists at the same time.
The casting for this movie is awesome.everyone was wonderful.you have Brad Pitt as a Gym freak who always looks life in a positive way.George Clooney who is a married womanizer who happens to be building something very secretive in his basement.Frances Mcdormand who is a colleague of Brad Pitts' character,she is saving money to get surgery done on her so she will look more attractive.
John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton who are a married couple who will be going through a divorce and Malkovich's character works in the CIA by the way.
some how or rather every one's lives will be intertwined with each other and that's what really makes the movie worth to watch cause you will be laughing your ass off.Basically,whenever these guys are in the scene,you are bound to laugh at what they do.
Direction for this movie is very good.The one other thing I loved about this movie is the camera works,especially the scene where Brad Pitt is hiding behind a closet and the camera does a pan shot through the closet slits...very nicely done.The editing was also good for this movie.
I'm not sure if this is still out in the cinemas,but I would recommend everyone and anyone who is not a fan of the Coen Brothers to watch Burn After Reading. You will be a fan of their quirkiness after this.I know I am a fan of them now.

Best Quotes
CIA Superior: - So what did we learn from this?
CIA Officer: - Um... I don't know.
CIA Superior: - I don't fuckin' know either.
CIA Officer: - Not to do it again?
CIA Superior: - I don't know what the fuck we *did*, but ok...

Osbourne Cox: You're a Mormon. Compared to you we all have a drinking problem.

Recommended movies by the director
No Country For Old Men
The Big Lebowski
Oh Brother! Where art thou.

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