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Anyone else seen this new one from the Coen brothers? Saw it today, still not quite sure what to make of it yet.
I love the coens, me :D
Why aren't you sure what to make of it?
With an ending that leaves things very unanswered.
OK it's a typical Coen brothers film really...
WELL JEWISH. I went with an american jew and he found half of it absolutely hysterical, i was mostly just confused.
I feel it's something you really, really need to see at least twice. The ending will have me seriously pondering until I can get the DVD...
i mean were you expecting something happy? it's a coens trademark to swing between super-funny and completely fucked up and dark. they totally love sticking in random moments of horribleness and stuff.
i thought it was HILARIOUS and really fantastically awesome. there wasn't enough laughter from the audience though.
i'm glad you were satisfied with your performance as an audience member. top marks, really.
The 'parking lot' ramble from the young rabbi got a laugh though.
And expecting? I wasn't expecting anything from the ending.
I went with my girlfriend - who is Jewish - and I understand a lot of the religious references by association. The audience, incidentally, was almost entirely Jewish.
I enjoyed the film and there were many laugh-out-loud moments.
What did the side-story right at the beginning mean? That was most weird.
and part-'THEIR WHOLE ANCESTRY IS CURSED, MAYBE?'. But yeah, the latter seems pretty stupid the more i think about it, so parable is more likely. The husband chose to think logically, but the wife chose faith. Interpret that into the main story as you will.
Sy is a dybbuk - just like the man in the beginning (possibly) was.
Bradshaw's review in the Grauniad came closest to articulating how I felt about it; the deeply weird tone that it manages to conjure up. Perhaps it caught me in the right mood, but it really rattled me.
Closest in tone to Barton Fink - another masterpiece, and streets ahead of the smug inconsequentiality of Burn After Reading.
I'd argue that Barton Fink is no less smug and inconsequential. Having said that, Barton Fink is one of my top 3 Coen Bros films.
THEY'RE JUST FILMS INNIT
Barton Fink is probably my fav Coen bros film. Looking forward to this.
very funny, the disjointed tone really caught Larry's sense of bewilderment.
I kept thinking if I was jewish I'd have gotten even more from it, but I'm on a bit of a post-war 'age of anxiety' trip at the moment so perfect timing for me.
The ending was so abrupt, I'm not sure what to make of that. Mind you, if it was in a book I'd love it.
didn't think it was that funny, can only remember laughing once.
he's a huge coen brothers fan, but said it was 'a serious disapointment'