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.


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!!