Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday Night at the Movies - Burn After Reading

We'd seen the trailer for this several times this summer and all I needed to see was a good review to want to see it. The reviews have been good. If you like the Coen Brothers' work you will like this. It's funny, pretty dark, and very intricate. but you don't ever lose the trail of the plot, even though none of the characters in the movie really know what's going on.

The movie has a well deserved R rating, mainly for language. I would not recommend taking a child to see this. For one thing, I don't think anyone under the age of maybe 15 would really understand what's going on. For another thing, the F-word and all its variations is used quite liberally. If hearing that word bothers you then stay away. The music over the closing credits is by, of all bands, The Fugs. I remember The Fugs from the '60's but had never actually heard anything by them before. I'd always heard that their lyrics were too obscene for radio. You're never gonna hear this song on the radio either but it was a pretty good song.

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