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Old 05-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Never seen this movie before but i read the review on this site just the other day. Sound interesting but i still cant gather from the review if its a serious crime movie more along the lines of their film "No Country For Old Men" or if its more of a comedy such as "The Big Lebowski"

im a huge fan of the two aforementioned films, so im interested in watching more of the Coen brothers work

while i already have this topic open, how is Burn After Reading?

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Old 05-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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can you rent from anywhere? i have grown to be very anti-blind-buy and suggest renting unless you are getting a GREAT deal.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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can you rent from anywhere? i have grown to be very anti-blind-buy and suggest renting unless you are getting a GREAT deal.
netflix i suppose

i did upgrade my plan to cover blu ray

but i have been sitting on the same movies for months, im just not into the service anymore for some reason... ive been buying everything

is fargo one of those love it or hate it type films? i suppose all their movies are, everyone i know either loved or hated NCFOM and lebowski

im okay with taking certain risks though, i had never seen blade runner till blu ray, everyone told me its a very polarizing movie and love or hate, i ended up loving it
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at least rent it, its a phenomenal movie. its not as serious as No Country, as it has Buschemi, so it has more of a Sick-criminal humor in it (Pesci style, a little Tarantino'ish).

Burn after reading was not great IMO, at least not in the No Country and Fargo club, although its a completely different type of movie (a comedy with a little drama thrown in). Fargo is a more of a dark comedy.

EDIT: Lebowski is more in the category of Burn after reading (comedy with some drama thrown in), but Lebowski is miles above Burn after reading
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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netflix i suppose

is fargo one of those love it or hate it type films? i suppose all their movies are, everyone i know either loved or hated NCFOM and lebowski

im okay with taking certain risks though, i had never seen blade runner till blu ray, everyone told me its a very polarizing movie and love or hate, i ended up loving it
NCFOM: i think people focused too much on the ending, and either loved or hated the movie based on whether they liked the ending or not. i liked the ending, but can see why many were like "HUH???". it was just that type of ending.

Lebowski is a cult-classic, which meant people either fell in love with it or hated it.

Fargo isn't so polarizing i don't think. it has some gorey scenes which might turn some folks off, and has some aspects we're not used to (minnesota accents, midwest remote scenes, etc), but the plot is incredible and IMO most people find very interesting
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I would normally say go buy it immediately. But I myself have not purchased it yet as I'm still waiting for a better deal before triple dipping.

If you liked "No Country" and "Big Lebowski" you will definetly love Fargo. It's somewhere in between the two movies genre wise and ranks among the Coens best.

If the price looks good to you, I say blind-buy !
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:29 PM   #7
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Cosomotion nailed what I was going to say.
Now about Burn After reading, I loved it. it was hilarious in most parts, and was the kind of humor you actually had to think about a little, or had you laughing later on in the day when you thought back to it.
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OP, what did you think of "Oh Brother where art thou?"
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Fargo is great, somewhere between NCFOM and Lebowski. Not as funny as Lebowski or as serious as NCFOM, but as entertaining as either.

Burn After Reading is like O, Brother without the charm, I would recommend it to Coen brothers fans, but renting is probably the safer bet.
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If you liked "No Country" and "Big Lebowski" you will definetly love Fargo. It's somewhere in between the two movies genre wise and ranks among the Coens best.

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OP, what did you think of "Oh Brother where art thou?"
never seen it

thats another coen brothers flick right?

i must say, i HATE musicals with a passion so i couldnt imagine liking it

never thought about giving it a try
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i must say, i HATE musicals with a passion so i couldnt imagine liking it
It's not a musical. They sing a couple songs, that's it.

Great movie. Made me a believer in Clooney.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:56 PM   #14
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never seen it

thats another coen brothers flick right?

i must say, i HATE musicals with a passion so i couldnt imagine liking it

never thought about giving it a try
Well, O' Brother isn't a musical in the traditional since that you would imagine. There is dialogue through out and only a few musical #'s that work well into the story. It's not like people running around singing the whole time.

Fargo is a great film that you should enjoy if you like NCFOM and Lebowski. Target is selling it for $19.99 and considering picking it up myself in the next couple of days.
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at least rent it, its a phenomenal movie. its not as serious as No Country, as it has Buschemi, so it has more of a Sick-criminal humor in it (Pesci style, a little Tarantino'ish).
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I found Fargo really disturbing. Have never gone back and re-watched it. I think something about the unforgiving frozen setting pushed it beyond my comfort zone.
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For those of you that really liked "Fargo", you may want to check out the budget Blu of "The Big White".


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I have some older friends who are originally from Minnesota and on their initial viewing of the movie, they hated it. They thought the movie was making fun of people from the Minnesota/North Dakota area. But as they began to talk about it with me, I think they began to appreciate the humor and now they actually love the movie. I don't everyone will love it, but it is pretty funny at times and then other times it can be pretty dark.
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never seen it

thats another coen brothers flick right?

i must say, i HATE musicals with a passion so i couldnt imagine liking it

never thought about giving it a try

rent and give it a shot, more entertaining than Fargo imo and as others have mentioned it's not a true musical. the music is very catchy as well and the movie looks great, atmospherically.

I think you will enjoy "Burn After Reading" as well, I loved it and I'm a coen bros fan as well. one of my favorite things about it was the nonchalance used by the CIA superiors when making life and death decisions. it has great performances, Frances Mcdormand is hilarious and JK Simmons is excellent as usual.
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interesting

maybe i will give o brother a shot

i was assuming it was a typical musical such as sound of music or west side story, where the majority of the films dialog is sung, or the film is based around musical setpeices

thanks for the information guys
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