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Best Brothers Movies

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading (R, 2008)

    George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt
    At the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Va., analyst Osborne Cox arrive... read mores for a top-secret meeting. Unfortunately for Cox, the secret is soon out: he is being ousted. Cox does not take the news particularly well and returns to his Georgetown home to work on his memoirs and his drinking, not necessarily in that order. His wife Katie is dismayed, though not particularly surprised; she is already well into an illicit affair with Harry Pfarrer, a married federal marshal, and sets about making plans to leave Cox for Harry. Elsewhere in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, and seemingly worlds apart, Hardbodies Fitness Centers employee Linda Litzke can barely concentrate on her work. She is consumed with her life plan for extensive cosmetic surgery, and confides her mission to can-do colleague Chad Feldheimer. Linda is all but oblivious to the fact that the gym's manager Ted Treffon pines for her even as she arranges dates via the Internet with other men. When a computer disc containing material for the CIA analyst's memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of Linda and Chad, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. As Ted frets, "No good can come of this," events spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, in a cascading series of darkly hilarious encounters.
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: After the very serious "No Country For Old Men", which finally earned the Coen Brothers their well-
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • henryfarman
      henryfarman: An intelligently crafted crime comedy by the Coen brothers that shows things are a lot simpler than we think. It's by the Coen brothers, so its obviou
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1053224106
      fb1053224106: A bit black, as you would expect from the Cohen Brothers, but funny too. Some good performances, es
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men (R, 2007)

    Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald
    When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texa... read mores drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) has just stumbled into the find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet-strewn pickup truck surrounded by the corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers two million dollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in the back of the vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town. Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, and Kelly MacDonald co-star in a distinctly American crime story that explores timeless biblical themes in a contemporary Southwestern setting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: . They're incredibly well written by the Coen brothers, and they make you think and slightly laugh in an odd, strange and satisfying way.

      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: The Coen Brothers finally earned their well-earned "Best Director" Oscar for this adaptation of a C
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • hewasnumberone1
      hewasnumberone1: It doesn't have a dark sense of humor, instead it's dark without humor, unlike other Coen brothers films. But trust me, this is a good thing, a really really good thing.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski (R, 1998)

    Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston
    The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Eth... read morean Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn (Ben Gazzara) is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. With the right info, they would have invaded the home of philanthropic Pasadena millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston). The Dude looks up his wealthy namesake, manages to get a replacement for his rug, and meets the millionaire's sexy young wife Bunny (Tara Reid). Later, Jeffrey ("The Big") Lebowski calls in the Dude to deliver a $1 million ransom for the return of his kidnapped wife. Fine -- except that Walter intrudes and botches the ransom drop. As events unravel, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski's daughter, erotic artist Maude (Julianne Moore), encounters both cops and bad guys, and drifts through an elaborate bowling fantasy sequence titled Gutterballs. The soundtrack includes Bob Dylan, Yma Sumac, Moondog, Captain Beefheart, and the Sons of the Pioneers. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
    • fb100000570202513
      fb100000570202513: ." A hilarious Coen brothers classic, and their funniest film ever. Loosely inspired by Raymond Chandler's work, The Bi
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: A very funny sort of slacker/stoner comedy about The Dude played by Jeff Bridges who is kind of a s
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb1311042435
      fb1311042435: The Big Lebowski is not a good movie, as many a misguided viewer has opined. Rather, it is a bunch
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man (R, 2009)

    Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin
    "A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson A... read moreirplane is on the radio and "F-Troop" is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry's unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry's chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person -- a mensch -- a serious man?
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: "A Serious Man" is a quite good drama-comedy from the Coen Brothers. It may not seem as good as som
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb100001025439262
      fb100001025439262: . I really enjoyed this film, and it reminds me yet again why I love the Coen brothers.
      Reviewed 29 days days ago
    • fb616707641
      fb616707641: . The message they are trying to portray is great and obviously the Coen brothers are genius and do explicit research. Not an easy watch but a excellent lesson... Just like
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
  • Fargo

    Fargo (R, 1996)

    Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell
    A pregnant police chief is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a s... read moreprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and wood chippers get involved, the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious.
  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid (R, 2007)

    Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman, Rob Corddry
    When 40-year-old San Francisco bachelor Eddie Cantrow (Ben Stiller) attends the wedding of his ex-fi... read moreancée -- and is seated at a "singles table" full of children -- he realizes maybe he's been too picky in his love life, and it's time to settle down. Fortunately, he doesn't have to compromise his standards when he meets Lila (Malin Akerman), a funny, attractive blond who does environmental research for a living. Lila's company wants to relocate her to Europe, but only because she's single -- they don't force married couples to uproot themselves. So Eddie hastily proposes to her, even though they've only been dating for six weeks. But the moment they exchange vows, Eddie starts to notice Lila's rough edges and annoying habits, which had remained hidden underneath her perfect exterior. Their Cabo San Lucas honeymoon gets off to a rough start full of tuneless pop singalongs and surprising revelations about Lila's job and her past. Things only get worse for a confused Eddie when he meets Miranda (Michelle Monaghan), a Midwesterner in Cabo for a family reunion -- and starts to wish he'd held out just a little bit longer. The Heartbreak Kid is Peter and Bobby Farrelly's remake of the 1972 Elaine May comedy of the same name, starring Charles Grodin. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
    • scullysje
      scullysje: Some things about it fall through. The movie probably should have only been an hour and a half as o
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • hbfr72
      hbfr72: I love the Farrelly brothers movies, I just love them, and I also love this one, I've seen it thowsands of times. It's j
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • TheDudeLebowski65
      TheDudeLebowski65: The Farrelly Brothers have made some terrific, hilarious comedies in the past. Some of their films
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG-13, 2000)

    George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, John Goodman
    In the Depression-era deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang: Everett Ulyss... read morees McGill, sweet and simple Delmar, and the perpetually angry Pete, embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and return to their homes. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, they make a hasty run for their lives and end up on an incredible journey filled with challenging experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley, who tracks men, bent on bringing the trio back to the prison farm.
    • fb100000570202513
      fb100000570202513: Another great film from the Coen brothers. A modern and loose adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey" set in 1937, O Brother, Where Art Thou
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: The Coen Brothers create this Depression Era Deep South Epic Comedy about three escaped prisoners o
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1526363679
      fb1526363679: O Brother, Where Art Tho? is a fantastic Coen Brothers directed comedy that mixes teriffic performa
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
  • True Grit

    True Grit (PG-13, 2010)

    Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper
    Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and anot... read moreher lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona (PG-13, 1987)

    Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe
    Combining influences from Tex Avery cartoons to Sam Raimi horror movies to 1940s B-movies, Joel Coen... read more and Ethan Coen followed up the stylish film noir of their debut, Blood Simple (1984), with this frantic screwball comedy. H.I. "Hi" McDonnough (Nicholas Cage) is a philosophical but slightly dim career criminal who has been arrested so often that he gets to know "Ed," short for Edwina (Holly Hunter), the officer who takes his mug shots. Hi takes a shine to Ed and promises to go straight if she marries him. She accepts, and they move to the Arizona desert, where Hi holds down a factory job and blissfully watches the sunsets with Ed. Their serenity is shattered when the couple decides that they want a child and discover that, as Hi puts it, "Ed's womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase." (One of the film's many delights is Hi's unexpectedly flowery dime-novel narration.) Ed goes into a severe depression until she sees an item in the news. Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson), owner of a chain of unpainted furniture stores, has become the father of quintuplets, and he and his wife joke that they now have more children than they know what to do with. In what seems like a perfect "helps you, helps me" situation, Hi and Ed kidnap one of the Arizona infants, figuring that they'll have a baby and the Arizonas will have less of a burden. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: The Coen Brothers second film about a couple kidnapping one of a tycoon's recently born quintuplets
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: . The Coen brothers mash up a unique world with an ambitious Nicolas Cage.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100002552161499
      fb100002552161499: I have never seen a bad Coen brothers film and I don't think I ever will
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • The Ladykillers

    The Ladykillers (R, 2004)

    Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Irma P. Hall, Tzi Ma
    Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of experts for the h... read moreeist of the century. The thieves are experts in explosions, tunneling and muscle. The professor is their critical inside man. The base of operations is the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going, little old lady named Mrs. Munson. The ruse: the five need a place to practice their church music. The problem: it quickly becomes evident that Dorr's thieves lack the mental capacity to do the job. The bigger problem: they have seriously underestimated their upstairs host. When Mrs. Munson stumbles onto their plot and threatens to notify the authorities, the felonious five decide to 'do her in' before she ruins their heist. After all, how hard can it be to knock off an old lady? They'll soon find out.
    • fb57504332
      fb57504332: Hard to believe this is a Coen Brothers movie because it doesn't feel like one at all, but it's not
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: Not the Coen Brothers strongest work. Beyond being a completely unnecessary remake, it is also not
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • karsh2
      karsh2: . Typical coen brothers film.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago