Burn After Reading

 This movie had a great cast including George Clooney,  Frances Mcdormand, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, and Brad Pitt. This comedy was by Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award winner of No country for old men.

The movie began with Cox (Malkovich) losing his CIA position.  Returning home to his unhappy wife Katie (Swinton. Who’s having a affair with Harry (clooney).  Cox wants to write a memoir now that he is not working. Meanwhile we have Linda ( Mcdormand) a fitness employee who wants cosmetic surgery and can’t afford it. Going on random online dates.  We also meet  her coworker Chad (Pitt) who is a very hyper and  not all there individual  and likes to listen to music. Linda and Chad stumble on what Chad believes is secret information. Linda and him come up with a plan to blackmail Cox. Cox hears from them and decides that they’re complete morons.  Linda’s love life heats up when she meets Harry. Harry stays in Cox’s home with Cox’s wife.  On the other side of the story Linda and Chad go to get help from the Russians. Then Chad has an idea to go to Cox’s home.  Linda does not hear from chad again and decides that the Russians had taken him. Harry finds out that his wife has been checking up on his infidelity. Finally the CIA gets involved in everything and want to know whats going on. I think brad Pitt did a great job on his crazy character. He made me laugh and enjoy the role. It was refreshing to see Tilda Swinton after Narnia. With her stunning red hair. Frances Mcdormand was hilarious. Clooney and Malkovich were  clever.

I thought this movie was a poor film and  I’m very surprise considering these great directors. It’s left me a bit puzzled at what was  the direction to the film. I think it was very random events that spiral everyone together. I found it to be boring. The only reason why I continue to watch was because of this fantastic cast and  the movie No Country For Old Men was such a success.  I’m not saying that it wasn’t funny. Some parts were. All I’m saying is I wouldn’t watch it and except greatness. It’s more of a rental. But if you disagree check it out for your selves.

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