Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Brothers Bloom


I actually first saw a preview for this movie about a year ago and have been waiting for it. It was supposed to come out in November, and then in January, and it kept getting pushed back for some reason. It finally came out two weeks ago but is only playing (here, at least) at the artsy Broadway Center Theatre downtown. If you haven't heard of it you can check out the trailer here. I loved it. I'd see it again. It's a screwball comedy conman movie and the script is so great with a creative plot and sharp dialogue. Really, until the last five minutes of the film, its hard to be sure what aspects of the story are part of a con and what is real. The characters are unique and lovable and it stars Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, who are all brilliant. It is also extremely funny- full of quirky, clever and sometimes very random humor. There is so much attention to detail with each scene and each character. It was filmed on beautiful sets and in beautiful locations (Berlin, Montenegro, Greece, Prague, St. Petersburg...) that give it a very classic movie feel though it is a contemporary story. The wonderfully eccentric apparel plays to this as well, with things like capes and bowler hats...



...and my oh my, am I ever a sucker for a man in a vest.

Also, I don't know what it is about Adrien Brody, big schnoz and all. He just has such a great build and looks good in anything. I envy the costume designers who get to dress him ;) I remember thinking the same thing when I saw King Kong, so maybe he just looks great in old-fashioned styles of clothing. (He's in the picture below on the left- Mmmm, don't mind if I do.)

There's no such thing as an unwritten life, just a badly-written one.

1 comment:

Dave and Kirst said...

Ah! When are we going to see this Hayls? (oh and I forgot that you had 'Light in the Piazza' - do you have anything else I can copy before I spend my life's savings? ;) 'In the Hieghts' perhaps?)