Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Well, time for another Coen Brothers movie. Like most David Lynch movies, some Coen Brothers movies don’t quite go down easy for me. I find myself engaged more than average during the process of watching their films. However, I am often left with vaguely unsatisfied feeling — a yearning for the movie to have been more than it was. No Country For Old Men was no exception.

This was a romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg (of Shaun Of The Dead/Hot Fuzz fame). He is a rent-a-cop, unlike Hot Fuzz, where he was a real cop. He left his pregnant girlfriend at the altar, and 5 years later she starts dating Hank Azaria (of the Simpsons voice-acting fame). Hank is running a marathon, so Simon decides to run one too. The events leading up to and including the marathon comprise 90% of the movie. It’s funny, but again: It’s a romantic comedy, not a straight-comedy.


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