Monday, September 10, 2007

No Country for Old Men

What a great movie this is. If you liked History of Violence last year, you'll love this one. Yes, there is violence and also blood, guts, and gore -- but it is a Coen brothers movie after all.

It's a great thriller ... and a story of the chased and the chasers. All the regular actors play their roles to perfection ... and then there are always those lesser-known or unknown actors with the unforgettable faces that the Coen brothers always seem to be able to find.

There are lots of laughs and surprises to be had. All the characters try to outwit the others. Although Josh Brolin may first come across as a slow-witted character, his ingenuity shows there's more him that you see at first glance.

I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was the meaning of the final scene ... can anyone help? Did those dreams mean something?

A warning -- it's not for the faint of heart. (But, remember, it's only a movie.)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Country: USA
Year: 2007
Language: English
Runtime: 123 minutes
Production Company: Scott Rudin Productions/ Mike Zoss Productions
Executive Producer: Robert Graf, Mark Roybal
Producer: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy
Music: Carter Burwell
Principal Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald