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  • I loved it, and in my opinion, it deserves a lot more hype than it got
  • The only aspect that I found confusing was which time period this movie is set in

    • by Jessie Bahrey

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      I didn’t know what to expect when I rented The Brothers Bloom DVD; I had heard about this movie a bit, but not enough to get an idea what it would be like. I loved it, and in my opinion, it deserves a lot more hype than it got.

      The writer and director of this movie, Rian Johnson, made and directed a clever, humorous and incredibly quirky movie, and after watching this movie, I want to see more of his work. The plot itself is not particularly unique-two brothers are con men who have travelled the world perfecting their trade, and target a lonely, eccentric heiress as their last con.

      She ends up going with them because she is bored, lonely, and eager to join them in this scheme, and of course, one of the brothers falls in love with her. The appeal and brilliance of this movie is not so much in the story, but in the clever and witty dialogue between the characters, and the often hilarious, but easy to miss, scenes. I would see this movie again to catch all of the nuances. The acting is excellent; Adrien Brody, Rachel Wiesz (who lost her British accent for this movie), and Mark Ruffalo all do an excellent job. But the brilliance is mainly in the writing.

      The only ...

      • aspect that I found confusing was which time period this movie is set in. The costumes of the characters suggest the 1920s era. The brothers wear Charlie Chaplin style clothing, and there are incidences that would indicate this time frame, such as when the characters take a ‘steamer’ to get to Europe. But there are also brief glimpses of modern times, such as graffiti and rap music. Perhaps that is part of this movie’s charm, that it could be taking place in any era. There are also some hilarious moments, such as the quick flashbacks that show Rachel Weisz’s characters attempts to find a hobby, and the fact that
        she almost daily totals her yellow Lamborghini, only to have an identical one delivered to her the next day.

        The Brothers Bloom is also a touching romance, and there are tender moments that add a touching aspect to this film. The moody and dark Adrien Brody is in love with Weisz’s character from the first time he sees her, but she has to make him believe in that love. Although the romantic aspect of this movie is overshadowed by the humour and intrigue, it is an enjoyable feature.

        The Brothers Bloom is a clever and well written movie that is fun and smart. I would highly recommend watching it.

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