Friday, January 16, 2009

Burn After Reading

I just got through watching "Burn After Reading", the Coen brothers movie starring Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, et al.

This was a typical Coen brothers film. I enjoy the heck out of their movies, and I sure wish I could explain why that is. I laughed all the way through it, even though every third word began with the letter "F".

Brad Pitt was hilarious as a clueless guy who works in a gym and finds a computer disk containing the memoirs of a former CIA analyst. Frances McDormand works at the same gym and her character wants to have several cosmetic procedures, but her insurance company won't pay for them. Anyhoo, the two of them, Brad and Frances decide to hold the disk for ransom. Hilarity ensues.

Frances meets George via an internet dating site, and wait 'til you see the "present" George built for his wife!

I can't tell you any more, or I will ruin it for you. But, if you enjoy the Coen brothers' films, this one won't disappoint you.


kenju said...

I think I've seen 2 of their movies and I loved them both, so I will be looking for this one.

Kay Dennison said...

I always enjoy the Coen Bros. work so there's another movie I've gotta see that's out now. Hmmmmm maybe if they're all out at Tinseltown. I'll just go out and wander from film to film. Thanks!!!!

Darlene said...

With George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the movie I would watch it just to drool. You never get too old to appreciate a handsome guy.

Anonymous said...

Now I am off to check my local cinema listing!

savannah said...

it just arrived from netflix! not gonna lie, might have to wait until after football tonight, sugar! xoxoxo

(happy new year!!)

Darlene said...

Betty, I think I have the Maxine's posted so that you can see them now. If you are still not able to see them, please let me know. (Assuming you will kindly visit my blog again.)

Anonymous said...

the wanderer returns!
love Clooney so would watch it just to see him!