What is it about?
In the 1930s, in the deep, deep south, where KKK was still a major organization full of God-obeying, decent folk, who would do anything for you as long as you are white, three escaped prisoners (Clooney, Turturo, and Nelson) are searching for a lost treasure while trying to stay ahead of law, which is not that simple, since all three of them are chained to each other.
On their hilarious journey, they meet all sorts of obstacles, including John Goodman who is a member of KKK. Watch the movie if you want to find out what happens to those three poor bastards and how fast can John Goodman eat an entire chicken.
Who should watch it?
Should I watch it with my kid(s)?
There is a certain amount of violence and cussing, but nothing too horrible that would ruin your kids’ innocence. Face it, it’s already ruined by adult movies they watched while you were at work.
Is it good to watch on a date?
Absolutely. It’s an entertaining movie that will make both of you laugh a lot. That’s always a good thing.
For what age and gender is it intended?
Pretty much for everyone older than 13 and especially for people who like Coen brothers.
What can I expect from this movie?
Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?
I believe you just might! “O Brother, Where Art Thou” is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in the last 10 years. It’s filled with witty and intelligent humor as a well as with some slapstick comedy elements.
Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?
Will I learn anything from this movie?
Yes. Never trust John Goodman.
Is it based on something?
Not that I know of.
Is this movie a must-see?
For me, yes it is! It’s a fantastic comedy that should be seen by everyone! Especially if you like Coen brothers’ opus.
Similar movies like “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”?
For similar movies, you can watch pretty much any other movie made by Coen brothers. You should know that not all of them are as good as this movie. I would especially recommend Hail, Caesar, “The Big Lebowski”, and Miller’s Crossing.
Stay away the hell away from “Burn After Reading”, “A Serious Man”, or “Gambit”.
“O Brother, Where Art Though” is one of the finest comedies I’ve seen in ages. It has a powerful cast that works well together and makes me laugh. The script is not the most original in the Universe, but it’s very well executed.
Almost everything the three main characters say or do is amusing, if not hilarious. Their facial expressions, their lines…it’s pure gold. John Goodman, as always, helped with a small, but powerful role that just added more entertainment value to the movie. I give it 10/10.