September 25, 2006

Gratuitous Llama Netflix Movie Review

O Brother.jpg

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Coen brothers' supposed resetting of The Odyssey in Mississippi in the 30's. I say "supposed" because, frankly, I decided not to pay any attention to trying to track parallels and instead just concentrated on enjoying the movie for what it was worth, which was a good bit. I've always enjoyed George Clooney's acting, as well as the Coens' oddball humor. Combine those with the gorgeously flat-yellow visual tint of the picture and you've got a winner.

But the best part of the movie for me? The soundtrack. That is some serious old-fashioned git-down country. I spent most of the next day with the Soggy Bottom Boys running through my head. In fact, I liked it so much, I went out and bought it, which is something I almost never do with movie scores.

Posted by Robert at September 25, 2006 11:29 AM | TrackBack

Favorite scene: Delbert gets baptized.

"You may be right with the Lord, but the state of Mississippi is a little more hard-nosed."

Posted by: mojo at September 25, 2006 11:53 AM

It is an excellent movie. Occasionally when hubby calls home and gets the voice mail he identifies himself as the pater familias.

Posted by: Sarah G. at September 25, 2006 11:53 AM

The only downside of the soundtrack is the way the chain gang starts up "Po Lazarus". When that track comes up in my media player and I have headphones on, it usually makes me jump out of my skin.

Posted by: Jeff at September 25, 2006 12:58 PM

The whole keysunset clan LOVES this movie and pieces of dialogue pop up often in everyday conversation. As well as the music!

Glad you enjoyed it too, Robert!

Posted by: keysunset at September 25, 2006 09:36 PM

I love the part where "we thought you was turned into a horny toad," by the Sirens.....

And I was surprised at home much I enjoyed the soundtrack.

Posted by: zendodeb at September 26, 2006 10:52 AM