Monday, May 10, 2010

The Brothers Bloom

So...there's just one thing I wanna know about this movie: when was it supposed to be set?? Because the costumes and other things surrounding the main characters were seemingly old fashioned, but the rest of the movie was quite modern. However, that cast aside, is this one of our first glimpses at the new wave of ultra-weird film-making??
Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) are two of the world's best con-men, and travel everywhere with Stephen's mysterious Japanese girlfriend Bang Bang (Rinko Kikuchi). Stephen decides to include a wealthy and lonely heiress Penelope Stamp (Rachel Weisz) to their list of conned people, and tells Bloom to pretend to fall in love with her. Things get tricky when he actually does fall in love with her though.
This film says quirky all's just a film which surprises and entertains in the most unlikely ways. To be perfectly honest, I didn't care much for it, and only watched it because it seemed like the best option out of the lot. I thought it would be your average con drama...but it wasn't. It was quite funny, and had a bit of violence thrown into the mix. However, this film lacks depth and focuses too much on trying to be quirky. But it's most valuable asset--great performances from it's all star cast--make this film worth the watch.

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