Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"There is no such thing as an unwritten life."

(I don't know why this poster wasn't used in publicizing the movie...it's so much better than the other one.)

Even though I was intrigued about The Brothers Bloom the first time I saw a trailer, I was kind of afraid to see it because I thought it was going to try to be a Wes Anderson-style film. But today, I finally watched it. I loved almost* everything in this movie, even the excessive cons-within-cons (within-cons-within-cons) that critics whined about. I loved the dialogue, the style, the cinematography...there were so many scenes I wish there were screencaps for, so I could just look at them over and over again. I loved the notebooks and card tricks and little white gloves and vintage cars and literary references. But what I actually loved most was Adrien Brody's character, Bloom.

I was intrigued from the beginning of the film, but knew it was love in the scene where he's flying down a large hill (small mountain?) on a Schwinn with a banana seat wearing pinstriped pants, a complementary plaid peacoat, a furry hat with earflaps, and goggles. Be still my heart. Bloom may now be the largest crush I have had on a fictional character. Everything he wears is perfection (everything in neutrals, with blazers and suits and ascots) and he's subtly funny ("A '78 Caddy? A controversial choice.") and, well, he is wildly charming. As are most things about this movie. So watch it, if you haven't already.



*Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't 100% enjoy Rachel Weisz as Penelope. I think she's a fantastic actress, but in this, she annoyed me! I like the idea of the character of Penelope, though.

4 comments:

Erica said...

Recently watched this. LOVED.

Did you check out the Disney thing? It was actually pretty cool!

Sabrina said...

I'm so glad you loved it too!

I wanted to go but my friends were being party-poopers.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't 100% enjoy Rachel Weisz as Penelope. I think she's a fantastic actress, but in this, she annoyed me!"

Its probably you. I thought Rachel Weisz's performance was the best thing about the entire film, a pure joy from start to finish. Can't say the same about the rest of the movie which was not as good as she was.

Sabrina said...

Ah, yes. Well, everyone has their own opinion. I'm glad that you enjoyed at least some part of the film!

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