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Slightly surreal black comedy with obvious but amusing symbolism, many people don't understand this film and thus don't like it. Hilarious, well-directed by the Coen Bros and well acted by Cage and Hunter.
I forgot this was a Coen brothers movie ... so I was initially shocked by the violence. Otherwise, it was a FINE movie. A bit cartoonish (the violence, the dirt, the extreme emotions) and a bit naiive... Read more ... but altogether a great big soppy story about *true love* and the things that people do to make the people-they-love, happy.
Pretty bad - a nothing movie - not funny, not clever, not particularly well acted. How can such good directors let such a poor film be released under their names? Or maybe the Americans really like bad screwball movies!
Well, I always like Nicholas Cage, he makes movies interesting, but sadly, even with him in it, this movie wasn't all that great. It wasn't terrible, it was just a bit strange and lacking in something... Read more I can't quite put my finger on. Not an awful movie, just a bit bland.
Family movie night...I've never heard my son laugh so hysterically. Now he know he has my sense of humour.
I had seen this a couple of times previously and found it absolutely hilarious, but this time around I sat down as an American ex-pat with two British ex-pats... about 10 minutes into the film I realized... Read more that about 90% of the jokes were going to go right over their heads - and of course, at the end of the movie they both just shrugged and said, "Meh, it was alright."
The movie is loaded with dark satire and subtle humor on many levels (Coen Brothers, natch). However unless you're already familiar with living in the USA, you'll likely miss the genius of this side-splitting comedy.
I am a big Cohen Brothers fan but this one was not quite for me. When you watch this, you really have to be willing to give yourself up to something that is half film, half comic sketch and can just... Read more never seem to do that. If you like your films really weird and slightly childish, this may be for you.