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Aro Favourite O Brother, Where Art Thou?


USA 2000, 103 minutes
Dir. Joel Coen
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy / Road Movie

Topics: Period 1930s.


Aroview: The Coen Brothers' return to their best form with what they neatly describe as the Rolls-Royce of 'hayseed' movies (by which they mean a hillbilly story on a Beverly Hills budget).

Stealing a plot from Homer's 'Odyssey', George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson play fugitives from a chain gang who have 'mythic' encounters with various folk en route to radio stardom in depression-era Mississippi. The dialogue is crammed with intelligent wit and references, the characters are charming and the bluegrass music is a treat, but this time the whimsical excess is underpinned with deep(ish) meaning and seriously breathtaking photography (courtesy of Roger Deakins).

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DVD Features

Region 2 DVD feature cast and crew interviews. Region 4 DVD has no extras.

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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