Excerpt: One of two brothers and professional con men is persuaded by the other to embark on one last job, but is the object of the exercise the eccentric millionairess or the unhappy grifter himself? I loved Rian Johnson's debut Brick and The Brothers Bloom has the same kind of literary, post modern feel to it. It is a lighter, more quirky affair however, reminding me of Jeunet's work with its blend of the surreal, odd ball yet likeable characters and nods toward silent comedy.
Summary: Uber FANTASTIC! Rian Johnson aho made BRICK. Clearly this was going to be good. I enjoyed it. Great plot. Great acting. Loved the wardrobe for these characters. Suits just made my day. Saw Joseph Gorden-Levitt for a split second in his cameo. Loved it. He was in brick too? YES HE WAS!!! A great film from a very romising director. Can't wait to see what he brings us next.
Summary: Doesn't hold the same fascinating depth as Johnson's first film, but The Brothers Bloom is an often funny, lighthearted caper romp that packs an emotional punch by its conclusion. Johnson is a master at creating fully-realized quirky characters and razor-sharp dialogue. Rather than make a con movie that spends a long time detailing the planning and execution of the con (ahem, Ocean's Eleven + sequels), it uses the con as a backdrop for a compelling film about the...
Summary: Rachel's role, Penelope, in The Brothers Bloom is far from her Oscar-winning effort in The Constant Gardener, but she elevates her role putting herself on par with Tessa Quale. Weisz steals the show here in a fun, energetic, elaborate tale, The Brothers Bloom. You'll be bouncing out of you seats watching this film.
Excerpt: As I sat there watching The Brothers Bloom for the first time, I was pretty sure I hated it. It was artsy fartsy hooey for one thing. The narration at the beginning was tacky and reminiscent of better films like "Magnolia" (hell, they even used the same exact narrator from that movie and the same narrative style). I thought to myself, this can't get any worse; it’s like a bad European art film or something or a bad copy of one.
Excerpt: I didn't get to catch this at my theater early last year and i was surpised to see how it was only released for rental at blockbuster so i rented the blu-ray version and i was pleasantl surprised how much i enjoyed this movie. This movie does seem like your typical con movie, but it was more of a comedy/romance mixed into it. There were some really funny scenes and the story was, imo, was touching and smart. Bravo for Rian Johnson.
Summary: I have to say , this movie was certainly a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the crap that has been coming out of the big production houses. If your looking for a different movie all together , with a good story line , great acting and lovely music score ( composed by Nathan Johnson , its perfectly matches the essence being portrayed in the movie) , this is it. Adrien Brody , Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Weiz are just amazing through out the movie .
Summary: "The Brothers Bloom" is a movie stock full of great ideas that it executes without any apparent knowledge of what makes a movie work. It's filmed in some of the most beautiful places in the world and captures them blandly. It's step-by-step full of great con-games that we don't care about. It's got one of the most interesting heroines in years that it ultimately leaves to the side, unaware of how to use her.