Sunday, February 24, 2008

No Country For Old Men

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to...The Coen Brothers latest effort, No Country For Old Men.

This should be a slam dunk! Catherine and I went to see it last night at our favorite theater. Wow, Wow, Wow, the Coen Brothers continue to impress.

What an incredibly well written story accompanied by perfect casting. The story is portrayed by a cast with great chemistry.

It's a story of a drug deal gone bad in the West Texas wasteland. A hunter, played convincingly by Josh Brolin, finds the cash involved in the botched drug deal and decides to keep it, a big mistake. He is then hunted down by the insanely frightening bad guy, expertly portrayed by Javier Bardem.

The casting, except perhaps the mother-in-law character, was right on. I can't remember a more chilling killer than Bardem's character.

The use of language/idioms really made the film. The sheriff and a side character, played by Tommy Lee Jones and Woody Harrelson respectively, had countless memorable lines, not to mention the twisted logic articulated by Bardem.

I expect No Country to win a handful of Oscars. Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem should be easy choices.


A caution to those who are skittish about blood. There is no shortage of splatter in this one.

1 comment:

kaotic chick said...

NO country was an obvious winner..a classic among killer movies..check out this st nick version the coen brothers came out have got to see this..