The Brothers Bloom: A review (of the trailer)

April 12, 2009

I really loved Brick… one of the best film noir movies of all time.

Anyone out there casting a movie? Make sure you cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt at once. Regardless of the role.


Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure.

I also love a good caper movie. I so love them. As Mysterious Dave pointed out, you should never feel they can actually get away with it, right up to the moment when they do (which is why Oceans XI et al don’t work as caper movies (they’re good fun but not a real caper movie) because you don’t imagine for a moment they’ll actually fail).

One of my favourite caper movies is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

And that’s an astonishingly bad trailer. Watch this instead:

So what happens when you cross the writer/director of Brick with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?

You Get The Brothers Bloom.


OK, so not so much of a review, but by golly I’ll be watching The Brothers when it comes out.


One Response to “The Brothers Bloom: A review (of the trailer)”

  1. Mysterious Dave Mather Says:

    Funnily enough, I was just saying to Mrs Mysterious Dave how much I liked Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ‘Brick’. He was good enough to make me hope that we had an actor who could play Philip Marlowe.

    A friend pointed out that compared to the books, Bogart was too short, and Robert Mitchum was too old. In ‘Brick’, Gordon-Levitt desplayed the astounding ability to appear not that physically big until he squared off against someone.

    ‘Brothers Bloom’ sounds interesting, I should check it.

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