The Ladykillers (2004) – Compelling Weirdness from the Cohen Brothers
Watching this film reminded me: the Cohen Brothers are insane – beautifully insane. I swear these guys crap masterpieces!
A remake of the 1955 movie of the same name, this movie stars Tom Hanks and a cast of “that guys” planning an ingenious heist from a riverboat casino.
This a seriously fun and dark movie. tom Hanks plays a swarthy, kind of charming professor that seems a throwback to the Antebellum times, and is the mastermind behind the heist. Hanks’ character has gathered a group of men that all have specific specialties that they add to the group as a whole. Their plan is to tunnel into the cash room of the casino via a tunnel they dig from the root cellar of the sharp, elderly lady Hanks’ character had rented a room from.
It’s a bit of a crazy plan with some very funny twists and turn that leave you wondering and laughing.
This is definitely a film for Cohen fans and if you don’tnormally like their work then this is not for you. That said, if you do, then definitely watch this… then go and watch the 1955 original – it’s also great (and star s Sir Alec Guinness).
Check out the trailer below:
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