O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) (3.5/4)

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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 Everett's 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."
Summary written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

Directed by: Joel Coen
The cast includes: George Clooney (Ulysses Everett McGill), John Turturro (Pete), Tim Blake Nelson (Delmar O'Donnell), John Goodman (Big Dan Teague), Holly Hunter (Penny), Charles Durning (Pappy O'Daniel), Daniel von Bargen (Sheriff Cooley/The Devil)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 106 minutes
Presented in: Color
Awards: (2000) Academy - Best Adapted Screenplay (nom) - Joel Coen
(2000) Academy - Best Adapted Screenplay (nom) - Ethan Coen
(2000) Academy - Best Cinematography (nom) - Roger Deakins
(2000) Golden Globe - Best Actor - Comedy or Musical (win) - George Clooney
(2000) Golden Globe - Best Picture - Comedy or Musical (nom) -
Related categories: Time Travel, Other Dimensions, and Alternate Realities

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