Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Drama Fargo. A Coen Classic.

Fargo. A Coen Classic.

Director: Joel & Ethan coen

Starring: William H Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormore

Overview: ‘Anything can happen in the middle of nowhere’. Your damn right it can. In this dark comedy the Coen brothers bring violence and comedy together to make this little gem of a movie. Joel & Ethan always had a very unusual directing style such as ‘No Country For Old Men’ and ‘Burn After Reading’, which is good to keep us thinking and engrossed.

The Story: Jerry Lundergard (William H Macy) a car dealer is in severe financial difficulty and needs a way to raise money to get him out of the debt. In a bizarre idea, he thought to hire professionals to kipnap his wife and ask for $80,000 ransom of her wealthy father, and Lundergard would give the kipnappers half the money. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Wrong, very wrong. All that could go wrong, goes wrong. Local Brainerd Chief of police Marge Olmtead-Gunderson (Frances McDormand), called to to a crime scene to investigate the death of three people including a police officer that leads her to the kidnappers. In a series of funny moments and severe deaths, more people died than expected and how much money did anyone actually get.

The Verdict: Nominated for 7 Oscars, and an Oscar winning performance from Frances McDormand, Fargo is truely a modern great. McDormands speech, head movement and allround performance was perfect. Macy’s character is bizarre and very funny and one of the most ridiculous ways to come up with money, just sheer brilliance. For the amount of drama in Fargo, i couldn’t stop laughing, and Fargo has some great one liners. 

1 thought on “Fargo. A Coen Classic.”

  1. I love how this movie combines humor with unapologetic violence. The majestic setting of Minnesota’s snow-covered roads along with the friendly demeanor of its residents make the violent crimes especially disconcerting. Despite this, the Coen brothers talent for dark humor keeps the audience laughing all the way through the film’s gruesome imagery.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Post


Okay. Let’s just take a moment to describe the basic premise of Adore, which plays like a fantasy novel for mothers. Two women, Roz (Robin Wright) and Lil (Naomi Watts)

Harry BrownHarry Brown

When surrounded by evil and despair, sometimes the only way to set things right is to unleash the darkness within one’s self. This is essentially the theme for the recently