Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Burn After Reading: The Idiots Implosion

On Friday evening we went to see the latest Coen Brothers film Burn After Reading. For better or for worse this is something we keep doing - though I've not yet seen their previous film No Country for Old Men. The cast is outstanding including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton and Richard Perkins, all playing the fool.

In a world that often takes itself very seriously the idiot is a welcome figure. This is another Coen's screwball comedy, this time we leave the divorce lawyers (of Intolerable Cruelty) behind and set up camp between the CIA and Hardbodies Gym in Washington D.C. in a tale of unintelligence stamped "burn after reading" because what else can you do with such peculiar incompetence.

Humility begins with a good dose of not taking ourselves seriously and for that reason among others I liked this film.

As always the Drays watch good films too

1 comment:

  1. No country for old men is good but frustrating. If you see it you will know what i mean...