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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw

For as long as I can remember I've carried the notion that no matter what role George Clooney takes on, he's always "George Clooney". He looks, acts and sounds like George Clooney in almost everything I've ever seen him in. I've always had a problem immersing myself in his performances due to that. The guy is a terrific actor but I find it hard to get past the fact that I'm watching Michael Clayton and not George Clooney. George Clooney, George Clooney, George Clooney. Which brings me to my review.


O Brother, Where Art Though?
Starring George Clooney, John Turturro (The sexual deviant from 'The Big Lebowski') and Tim Blake Nelson (I'm sure he's been in something else), 'O Brother' is about three escaped convicts trying to reach the buried loot of a previous bank heist. Along the way they find themselves confronted with several obstacles and odd-ball characters alike.

The movie starts off slow but eventually picks up a ton of steam and transforms into a very well-rounded effort by everyone involved. The most note-worthy performance coming from George Clooney. Gone are the silver locks, all too familiar accent, chiseled good looks and sense of self-worth. In their place is a genuine, real-life character. Clooney shines, he really does. If you're looking for something different, something that you've never seen before - as is the case with all Coen films - you won't be disappointed with this collaboration.

8/10


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