O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

DVD - 2000
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Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2000.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780788826887
0788826883
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (103 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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ericbrown601
Jun 08, 2019

I'm not a huge fan of George Clooney nor the Coen Brothers, but this movie was awesome! Clooney's "chicken dance" during the concert sequence was hysterical!

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mrbeowulf
Apr 23, 2019

This movie is based on the epic poem called The Odyssey by Homer. The main character is named Ulysses and his wife name is Penny. Ulysses and his two friends escaped from prison. The fine is fine, but I really liked the movie soundtrack. The soundtrack starts the movie with a song called The Big Rock Candy Mountain. It is a catchy music tune that tells stories of having a cigarette tree and a chicken that lays soft boiled eggs.******************************
The next great song I think is dubbed because Clooney is singing a song called A Man of Constant Sorrow with a guitarist accompanying him. In the movie, Clooney and his buddies call their music group, the Soggy Bottom Boys. I think it is because they get baptized in the river and they end up with soggy and wet clothes.************************************
There are some similarities to the epic poem called The Odyssey. For example, the crooked Bible salesman has one eye just like the Cyclops in the Odyssey. There are three enchanting women who bewitch the main characters just like the sirens call Odysseus in the Odyssey.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great

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absentminded
Feb 23, 2019

Beautiful cinematography and set design. Beautiful writing.
The performances in this movie are perfection.
Hilarious. Interesting story line.
Best movie quotes ever.
5 Stars aren't enough.

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ilovewhippets
Oct 22, 2018

Enjoyable, fun, entertaining Comedy! Great humour, great story and catchy music! Well-done!

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misatim
Aug 29, 2018

A great movie all around, but make sure to watch the extras as this was the first digitalised film. Shot in June and July in a lush green setting they change the overall colour to imply the feeling of the depression era with browns and dusty yellows. Which works perfectly. Truly genius! Then with one of the best actors, Charles Edward Durning who once again dances (remember the chicken ranch), you can't go wrong with this movie.

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Matinee
Oct 03, 2017

"Do. Not. Seek. The Trea-sure." unless the treasure you seek is this movie, of course. It is one of my favorite films by the Coen brothers. The music is perfect, the cast is great and there are many very funny lines. It was adapted from the epic poem "The Odyssey" by Homer. If you like movies with a soundtrack similar to this one, I recommend both Songcatcher and The Winding Stream, which is a documentary about the Carter family. O Brother, Where Art Thou? is rated PG-13 for some violence and language.

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CupertinoJay
Jul 30, 2017

one of many favorite lines, had to be there to get: "r-u-n-n-o-f-t"

saw this during a too rare visit to out-of-town parents, a few years before dad passed. he'd grown up in the 30s, dirt poor, youngest of 4 boys who mostly raised themselves. when he was 2 his mom died from coat-hanger desperation "birth control", killed by righteous blue noses. yet him and my mom (herself orphaned at 6) worked their butts off to give us everything we wanted; arguably spoiled, proudly middle class brats.
anyways, absolutely loved O-Brother. mostly for the old-timey tunes, but also because the setting was aching familiar. "that was my life" dad said. rip mom and dad, miss you.

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Charlie68
Apr 17, 2017

Always enjoy escaping into the world of the Coen brothers.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jun 01, 2016

This was mediocre- I think it's overrated.

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mrbeowulf
Apr 23, 2019

"The Big Rock Candy Mountain, where the chickens lay soft boiled eggs."

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jimg2000
Apr 04, 2014

On obsession of men:
General Store Clerk: I can get the part from Bristol. It'll take two weeks. Here's your pomade.
Everett: Two weeks? That don't do me no good.
Clerk: Nearest Ford auto man's Bristol.
Everett: Hold on, now. I don't want this pomade. I want Dapper Dan.---
Clerk: I don't carry Dapper Dan. I carry Fop.---
Everett: Well, I don't want Fop, xyzxyz. I'm a Dapper Dan man.---
Clerk: You watch your language, young fella. This is a public market. If you want Dapper Dan, I can order it for you, have it in about two weeks.---
Everett: Well ain't this place a geographical oddity! Two weeks from everywhere! Forget it! [slams money on the counter] I'll have a dozen hair nets. ---

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darcerama
May 17, 2012

"We thought you was a toad!"-Delmar

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Pappy O'Daniel: Shake a leg Junior! Thank God your mammy died givin' birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died o' shame.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Pete: I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.
Tommy Johnson: Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right.

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mrbeowulf
Apr 23, 2019

Other: This movie contains a KKK meeting.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Aug 03, 2010

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississippi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters. Among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find."

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