Oh Brother where are thou (move review)

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 10 - 20113,070 views

If you like hillbilly, bluegrass, blues or country music you should see this movie. If you like George Clooney, you should see this movie. If you like Alison Krauss,… oh what the h#… everyone should see this movie. Oh Brother where are thou, starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman.

This movie from 2000 starts with three prisoners Everett, Delmar and Pete, escaping, while chained to eachother. Their goal is to find the 1,2 million that Everett stole and buried. On their way to that treasure they have some peculiar encounters. A blind man on a railroad vehicle, predicting their future with some strange details, like a cow on a roof.

They meet a young guitarist Tommy Johnson, with whom they record a song “I am a Man of constant sorrow” under the name of Soggy Bottom Boys. This song is written by T-Bone Burnett, who by the way also produced most of the songs on the soundtrack.
In a swamp like environment they get enchanted by the sweet voices of three sirens, singing “Didn’t Leave Nobody but the Baby”. Actually the sweet voices of Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch. Not the tempting ladies on the screen who turn one of them into a frog. Robbing a bank is part of their adventure too.

They say, sometimes the road that leads to your goal is more important than the goal itself. I think that goes for this story too. You’ll just have to sit and watch this story develop, enjoy the great acting, the magnificent view, the warm yellow/ soft brown filter colors they used for the movie, to give it it’s vintage and sunny atmosphere. And most of all, enjoy the music, by the Cox Family, Alison Krauss, The Stanley Brothers etc.
So go get it, rent it, borrow it, see it. Educate yourself!

One Response to “Oh Brother where are thou (move review)”

  1. Lisa says:

    One of my favorite movies!

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