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O Brother Where Art Thou

Year: 2000
Director: Joel Coen
Producer: Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen/Homer
Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning
This is the first Coen brother's movie I couldn't finish - and only because I know after watching a few of them that if they start off with this pace, you shouldn't expect anything more entertaining.

It was slow, drab, unfunny and seemed to have no point but to put stupid looks on the faces of two of Hollywood's finest actors.

A great idea - translating Homer's epic poem into such an identifiable time and place, but a failed execution. It might have delivered much more later on to film audiences who'd paid and didn't have a remote control tempting them to do something more worthwhile with their time.

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