Sunday, September 21, 2008
A smart film about stupid people
Ok. I stole the title to this little post. But this movie was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It reminds me of Fargo, another Coen brothers movie, where someone's stupid plan goes very, very wrong through the work of.......fate? Anyhow, this movie is a good spy farce mixed in with a variety of hilarious and strange sexual twistings and turnings. Throw in some extremely dark humor, a health club, a plastic surgeon, George Clooney, some other more accomplished actors, and some very clever, very amusing scenes happen. It's enjoyable to watch them unfold. Almost as much fun as writing this vague "review". But, if you want something that's a notch up from Get Smart in terms of cleverness, but just as dumb. See this movie. Get popcorn. Laugh out loud. You won't be the only one in the theater laughing.