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Burn After Reading * Ethan & Joel Coen (2008)

Burn After ReadingI missed this film in the cinemas, but it happened to play in the Antwerp arthouse Cartoons, so I did not have to wait to see this film until it is released on DVD. The brothers Coen gathered a star-team to make a screwball comedy. George Clooney (of course), Frances McDormand (of course), John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt and even David Rasche (Sledge Hammer!) and all play idiots and obviously enjoy doing that. The story is a bit of a spy/crime thing, but has only the purpose to carry jokes and absurd characters. “Burn After Reading” is not a particularly good film, but there is some great over-acting, brilliant jokes and crazy violence. A great comedy when you are in for a good laugh.


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