Monday, July 20, 2009

The Man Who Wasn’t There - December 2001


The Coen Brothers become unpredictable again, and follow up "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" with a moody film noir tale. "The Man Who Wasn’t There" follows a little man as he makes some out-of-character moves, and, true to film noir, it rapidly gets out of hand. Hardly a feel-good movie, I’d skip it if you’re looking for a lift.

[2009: Features Scarlett Johansson just before she hit it big. This movie - along with "Blood Simple" - should have been a mandatory prerequisite before viewing the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men."]

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