The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
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Ambiance originale et esprit se rapprochant de Wes Anderson, mais sans l'esthétisme aussi poussé. Acteurs vraiment attachants. Pourtant, la réussite n'est pas parfaite et le grain de folie est parfois trop appliqué. Même l'irruption d'un Musteloidea n'y aurait rien changé.
As cheesy as cheese straws topped off with easy cheesy. Light, very light, entertainment. Not the usual fare I come to the Mubi stall for, but since I was after something light after a long day, it sort of fit the bill.
comes very close to greatness but squanders it on a whiffed pseudo-happy ending. should have stayed as a romcom or gone the full monty into darkness a la something wild. johnson thought he could have the cake and eat it too but not this time. that being said it seemed like he learned from the mistakes of this film and stepped up his game in the masterwork that is looper. that first 3/4 is great tho.
this is something really special, inventive and enthralling. some fine performances, rinko kikuchi giving one of my favorite performances of the noughties. the direction is very stylish but not in a way which nudges the story out of the way. some twists and turns, and a film which has a real sense of its comedy as well as its ever-so dark centre filling.
60 minutes of it and stop. I better understand now why the Weinstein company is currently falling downdowndown. A screenplay that seems have been written in the 30's for a pointless movie. A DVD zone garbage can.
The overdone indie quirkiness manages to avoid being too irritating by some genuinely clever and charming touches, with the cast taking up much of the slack. Rachel Weisz's performance, in particular, finds the balance of eccentricity and pathos better than the film itself does. But the script isn't quite up to the task, falling apart in the final act with a few too many uninspired, predictable plot twists.