Friday, October 14, 2011

365 Movies Day #180 "The Brothers Bloom"

Before Adrien Brody was stomping mudholes in Predator ass and before Mark Ruffalo was the big green behemoth of "The Avengers", they were the Brothers Bloom. Ruffalo and Brody play con artist brothers with the aid of their explosives happy assistant Boom Boom, played by Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel"). The film also features the talents of Maximilian Schell as Diamond Dog (the pinnacle of con-men and former mentor to the brothers), better known for his role as Dr. Reihnhardt in "The Black Hole", Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from "Harry Potter") and Rachel Weisz ("The Mummy").

This is Rian Johnson's first film in the blog, but he is better known for indy masterpiece "Brick" which we will be talking about later. "The Brothers Bloom" is part campy adventure film and part hardline drama. There are some pretty intense moments in the plot that can tug at the heart strings as well as harrowing scenes of imminent danger. It's definitely a very interesting take on the crime caper and something you would expect Brody to be a part of.

I suppose I should also give a shout out to Ruffalo for his role in "BLINDNESS", which we covered earlier and take a moment to say I LOVED Brody in "Predators" and totally bought him as a badass (and I didn't expect to).

Definitely check out "The Brothers Bloom". It's brilliant.


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