Watch over and over again!!!
Yesterday, a friend came over to watch a movie, and even though we said we’ll choose one together once he arrives, I had a solid idea of what I wanted to see: Fargo, by the Coen brothers. Even though I saw it before a few times, I could see this movie over and over again. But more, I’ll discover new things every time.
What is it about the Coen brothers that makes their films so delicious? The stories are always interesting, there are always surprising spins and unexpected turning points, but I think that above all – it’s the characters. And what bring those to life? an AMAZING cast.
The place is Fargo, ND. The movie tells the story of a seasoned car sales-person who gets everything his way, and how one time, when his scam is too big, it starts falling apart – piece by piece. His intention seems sincere, by trying to take care of his family. But this is just the catalyze to bring in the one and only Frances McDormand as a police officer of the extremely cold and small town. In her excellent performance shines a light on the way things take place in these kind of off the radar towns.
Without car chases or helicopters – only by food and restaurant exploration of the pregnant officer and her husband, the movie follows the law enforcement innocent women while using tracking down criminals. Her final sentence describes exactly who she is, how wonderful and naive.
William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Frances McDormand – so perfect!
How funny – on the one hand – and eerie – on the other, the phenomenal cast led by the talented Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, is telling a story out of this world. Always warms my heart. Worth watching over and over again.