Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (a review by the Uncritical Critic)

Here’s a good movie I once watched and loved in December not long ago.

Catch a Falling Star

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I love musicals.  What can I say?  I am a surrealist as an artist, and so I am dedicated to combining the disjointed and bizarre to make something that makes you laugh, or makes you cry, or makes you go, “Huh?  I wonder why?”  So when, in the middle of a sometimes serious but mostly comic story of escaped convicts on the lam in the Great Depression Era South, people suddenly burst into song… I love it!

And this movie is filled with creative stuff and biting social satire about religion, politics, crime and punishment, love and sex, desire and disappointment, and, most of all, the need to escape from it all if only for a moment to share a good, old-fashioned song.

The main character is Ulysses Everett McGill (played by George Clooney), so naturally the sirens overpower him and turn one of his crew into a frog.  This…

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December 27, 2019 · 2:06 am

2 responses to “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (a review by the Uncritical Critic)

  1. I loved this movie and its soundtrack as well!

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