O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Run Time: 106 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 2000
Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King
Set in the depression-era deep south and loosely based on Homer’s The Odyssey, O’Brother Where Art Thou? (written, directed, and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen!) is an intelligent comedy about one man’s journey to becoming “bona fide”. Starring George Clooney as the cunning Ulysses Everett McGill and his two convict cohorts Peter (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), the three escape the chain gang to locate the 1.2 million dollars Everett knows is waiting for him. Along the way they encounter the soothsayer, the sirens, and the devil as well as a cyclops, George “Baby Face” Nelson, and the KKK. The trio even cuts a hit record as the “Soggy Bottom Boys” on their way to the treasure they seek…and the treasure they find.