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Burn After Reading

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:59 pm
by cecil
i have never laughed so hard during the final scene of a movie my entire life.

this movie was brilliant, yet i feel like i never want to see it again to sanctify that. possibly knowing the ins and outs; the what-have-yous, of a coen brothers film detracts from the movement therein. i don't know.

if your boss demands you see this movie with him rather than his girlfriend, i suggest you oblige him.

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:03 pm
by SonOfaRich
I really love the ensemble cast and it's the Coens at their funniest next to Raising Arizona.

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:45 am
by [adam]
I believe that you must see a Cohen bothers film several times before you really appreciate it. Their fillms entail a whole lot of little moments. I found this to be true with The Big Lebowski - the more I saw the film, the more I appreciated and picked up small details that I'd previously skipped. I feel like Burn After Reading will be very much like that.

Probably wait till DVD before I see it again, but I'll most likely buy it.

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:20 pm
by squirpy
I thought it was hilarious. Any of those scenes with just JK Simmons and the other guy cracked me up

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:51 pm
by dik pose
I was a little bored. The characters were not as pushed as they normally are in Coen films. That said, I didnt hate it, and I might like it more if I watch it again. I think JK Simmons was amazing, he was definitely my favorite part.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:47 am
by SonOfaRich
squirpy wrote:I thought it was hilarious. Any of those scenes with just JK Simmons and the other guy cracked me up
"...the other guy." Ever heard of 'Sledgehammer'?