O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Hillbilly hi-jinks. Bluegrass music. Laugh out loud funny!
The Coen Brothers have done it again. Three depression era convicts(George
Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson)escape a Mississippi chain gang
and head off in search of buried treasure that will fund their new lives.
Along the way, they sing on the radio and become much sought after stars as
well as escapees. Great laughs and a soundtrack that is a
lesson/introduction to bluegrass music.
Clooney is outstanding as the fast talking, quick witted Ulysses Everett
McGill. Holly Hunter plays his estranged wife. Turturro and Nelson are
flawless stumblebums. Also in the cast are John Goodman and Charles
Dan Tyminksi provides the singing voice for George Clooney on "I Am A Man of
Constant Sorrow", the Soggy Bottom Boys song that serves as a template for
the bluegrass laden soundtrack that also features Alison Krauss, Ralph
Stanley, The Whites, John Hartford, The Cox Family and Gillian Welch. Toe
tapping, knee slapping fun for the whole family. You'll be surprised with
how relaxed and funny this movie is.