Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Brothers Bloom: Channeling Wes Anderson

The Brothers Bloom: Trailer 1 @ Apple Trailers

What an odd movie. The trailer brings to mind some kind of unholy union of Snatch and Ocean's Eleven populated with Wes Anderson personalities. If you, as some kind of writer-director-producer-God were able to pull that combination off i'm sure you would have an excellent movie. Sadly it doesn't look like a good bet that The Brothers Bloom is going to conjure any of that magic.

Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, the Bloom brothers, are far too uncharismatic to pull off the slick, caper heist rakes being sold by the trailer. The Rachel Weisz character looks slap-dash rather than interesting, and Rinko Kikuchi, unfortunately, looks to be used for nothing else except to dress up the movie with more of the pseudo-Wes Anderson eccentricity they are going for.

It does not look like the actors have the range (or perhaps were not given the leeway) to support the quirkiness the movie is going for. The Brothers Bloom is due out on December 19th.

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