Monday, September 22, 2008

Burn After Reading

Well, it was, ok. I think the theory of too many great actors spoil the soup applies in this case.

With so many characters in this film, I will comment on the big ones:

Brad Pitt - spacey, adorable, slightly feminine, curious (loved him)
Frances McDormand - hopeful, shrewd, also adorable
Malkovich - elitist, scary, crazy, classic Malkovich
Tilda Swinton - icy, direct, also scary, funny in the not meaning to be way
Clooney - pathetic, weasel, ass, jerk (oh, I hated him)

This was one of those movies like Snatch or Lock Stock with a ton of characters all wrapped up in each other's lives where it comes together at the end. Except not nearly as good. Rent this one.

5 comments:

Ms. Bee said...

was the clooney/pitt interaction funny at all?

A. said...

Everyone I know wants to see this movie, but I think it's getting talked up too much. Even if it's a good movie, it's not going to compare to the hype.

Hurley said...

(Loud Exhale)

Iris Took said...

N, there is very little, VERY little Clooney/Pitt interaction and it is not funny. You will see what I mean when/if you see it.

Janis said...

Just ok ...bummer. I have to say Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is one of my all time favorite movies. That might be because Jason Statham is in it. Could there be a hotter man!!