(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.