Friday, September 19, 2008

Burn After Reading - Movie Review

Just got back from watching Burn After Reading starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, and John Malkovich. These four actors really made the movie quiet a spectacular masterpiece of sarcastic, witty, comical, hysterical at times, political, and social satire of American life. I really LOVED this movie, but I think I was the only one in the theatre laughing, or maybe I am the only one that got the jokes.

Spoiler Warning: (read on for beginning plot details, no big spoilers here)
Like how absolutely ridiculous it is for Frances McDormand's character to go through such trials and tribulations only to achieve what she wants, plastic surgery, and does not see any problem with putting her, friends, and her self in danger just so she can have the "perfect" body. How fucking AMERICAN IS THAT! Selfish indulgences, ignoring work practices, going online and meeting guys and sleeping with them, as long as they make conversation...sad, just sad. When she could have everything she ever wants in her own "backyard" with her boss, who has a huge crush on her! But she ignores his advances, and he doesn't make it clear he wants to take her out for a date, so these two get into a mess, that involves not only the CIA, Russian Embassy, and starring the small minded "dork" brilliantly played by John Malkovich.

All in all this was an outstanding smart, funny, witty comedy, if you liked any of the Ocean Eleven series then you will love this film. George Clooney and Brad Pitt make this movie come alive with there perfectly timed punch lines, hilarious dialog, and strong acting prowess.

A must see for any fans of Clooney or Pitt.


long island girl said...

HAHAH...were u really the only one in the theater laughing?

movie buff said...

Brad Pitt can be so funny, as long as he's not taking himself too seriously... in any case, it's about time someone made good use of his, habitually spastic arm movements

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