Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

‘The Brothers Bloom': A Must See!

thebrothersbloom.jpgI love a good caper. I even love the word caper. Capers are my favorite kind of movie. “The Thomas Crown Affair” is a good one. “The Imposters” another. And now comes “The Brothers Bloom,” more mad-cap than most perhaps, but thoroughly, utterly satisfying. I want “The Brothers Bloom” to be this summer’s indie sleeper hit so badly–it’s confusing and suspenseful in the best way (think “The Usual Suspects” but way more lighthearted), it will definitely make you laugh until you can’t breathe in certain moments, and it will likely make you cry, too.
All this, plus an unbelievable cast: Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, and Mark Ruffalo, and it’s a literati dream–it’s got all sorts of meta going on about “written” and “unwritten lives” that have to do with cons (on a basic level) and then the Big Meaningful Stuff that makes a well-lived life.
Sigh.
Without going into too much plot detail (and really, I couldn’t if I tried–this is one of those movies that I want to go back and see again to capture the full, layered story now that I know the end), the Brothers Bloom are con artists born at a tender age, with the first con “written” (literally as a story with a plot and a romantic interest) by the older Bloom, Stephen, so that his younger, shier brother called, simply, Bloom, might have a reason to talk to a girl he’s sweet on. Thus begins a life of con after con until Bloom tires out of the life and wants something real. He wants to live his own story and not the tales of lies his older brother has spun for twenty years now–or so he thinks he wants “an unwritten life” for once.


The only other things you need to know about this one are the following: Rachel Weisz is UTTERLY WINNING as the “victim”/ “love interest” for the Brothers Bloom last con, and Rinko Kikuchi who plays Bang-Bang is totally silent (except for a single expletive and a karaoke song) and absolutely amazing at comedy.
This is a must-see for anyone looking for a film that’s smart, funny, and ultimately kind of beautiful, and about all that stuff that inspires us about what it means to live a meaningful life.
Adrien Brody at LocateTV.com

  • http://www.theskichannel.com n/a

    Am I the only one pumped to finally see The Ski Channel?
    http://www.theskichannel.com

  • Your Name

    YES I WILL SEE THAT MOVIE…NO MATTERWHAT I WILL SEE IT,TAKE THE BUS
    BUY THE TICKET WITH OR WITHOUT ANYONE WITH ME.FINE.THANK YOU.

Previous Posts

We Bid Farewell to Leonard Nimoy
Friday, February 27th Leonard Nimoy, famously known for his role as Spock in the infamous Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, stating that the cause was the end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy publicly announced last

posted 2:25:26pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Watch This Exclusive Video Feature from National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus'
[jwvideo vid='2epXRLlI' pid='GvkPWNBE'] National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus’ is set to premiere on March 29, Palm Sunday, breathing new life into the story of Jesus’ life and resurrection. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch this must-see video feature, providing an exclusive look into

posted 5:46:42pm Feb. 25, 2015 | read full post »

The Official Trailer and Movie Art for National Geographic's ‘Killing Jesus’ Is Here, And It's Powerful
Here’s a first look at the movie poster art from National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus,’ the upcoming film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book about the life and crucifixion of Jesus. The highly-anticipated film will premiere on National Geographic Sunday, March 29, just one

posted 1:17:01pm Feb. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Get a First Look at A.D. The Bible Continues
This Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015, join millions of viewers for the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues and continue on a 12-week journey through what would become the most powerful global movement in history – the rise of the Church. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-6U-BteVyQ&

posted 4:29:18pm Feb. 18, 2015 | read full post »

‘Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!’
Faster than you can say: ‘Hey! Ho! Let’s go!,’ self-taught drummer Marky Ramone continues to rock out his legacy as the last member of the most iconic punk bands in history.  In his book, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, Marky gives an account of the punk scene in the 1970s, a look

posted 1:09:59pm Feb. 12, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.