The first thing which is noticeable about the movie is the cast- George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malcowich, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand & Richard Jenkins. Last years academy award director duo-Coen Brothers are back this year with what they are best at- wry dark humor & situational fix drama but this time burning their bucks on huge star cast (as you see the above list).
CIA agent Cox was fired & his CD containing his memoirs became the object of turmoil in every character’s lives. It’s quite complicated & insulting for the film if I write anything further about the story because that will mar the mood for its viewers.
Well the movie is short & so every character has to play a limited time roll & scenes to show their talents within the complicated script. For example- Brad Pitt’s character is just surprising & seems like a guest appearance. Apart of all the characters & actors here the script is the real hero. Out of all glossy star cast the full marks goes to Francis McDormand’s performance that put a life in such a complicated character. Movie isn’t brilliant piece compared to the early track record of Coen Brothers but it’s definitely one of the fine attempts of the year representing the meaningless tragedy depicting human absurdity with black humor.
Worth a look.