Sunday, October 12, 2008
Burn After Reading
This movie is made by the Coen's brothers that also directed "No Country for Old Men"? Impossible. Haha.... They are just brillant!
"Osbourne Cox is a CIA operative struggling to stay afloat. His job and marriage are going nowhere, and he's got a drinking problem to boot. Harry Pfarrer (Clooney) is a Treasury Department marshal who can't stop tripping over his own vanity. His hobbies include internet-dating behind his wife's back and building homemade sex toys in this basement, not to mention sleeping with Osbourne's dissatisfied wife. When Ozzie gets fired from the Agency, he decides to write a tell-all memoir, blissfully unaware that he doesn't have much to tell. However, a draft ends up in the hands of Harry's other love, harebrained Hardbodies gym employee Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand), and her dopey colleague Chad Feldheimer (Pitt). Convinced they've tapped into classified information, they see this as athe perfect opportunity to make some serious cash, and they bring their discovery straight to the Russians! Instantly, affairs of love and state become absurdly entangled, and nobody knows who to trust or what to believe - least of all, the "brillant" minds at the CIA, who lead us to ask: just how intelligent is Central Intelligence?"
I did not quite get the movie when it started. However, as the movie goes on, the plot just unfolds itself. The story telling was great. The actors were good in the movie as well. I am just amazed by Brad Pitt acting of a himbo. Overall, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.
A "blur" Polarbear