O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

 


 

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Homer\’s epic poem \”The Odyssey\”, set in the deep south during the 1930\’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Full summary »

Genre: Comedy,Adventure,Crime,Music

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
   
Release Date: 22 December 2000 (USA)
Country: UK , France , USA
Director: Joel Coen

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Cast:
  • George Clooney
  • John Turturro
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • John Goodman
  • Holly Hunter
  • Chris Thomas King
  • Charles Durning
  • Del Pentecost
  • Michael Badalucco
  • J.R. Horne
  • Brian Reddy
  • Wayne Duvall
  • Ed Gale
  • Ray McKinnon
  • Daniel von Bargen


33 Responses to O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

  1. Inverse121492
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    I’ve been trying to figure out which characters reference which god for a school assignment but I can’t figure out who references Athena, anyone know?

  2. VeirsTallis
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    Something about that scene makes it easily one of the most unsettling things I’ve ever seen at the movies.

    *shiver*

    Oh, ps, before this movie I thought the KKK really didn’t care about Catholics one way or the other, but then they were talking about getting rid of "papists" and I blinked and thought, "…..What, me?"

  3. billyfsu20
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    Does anyone have any insight as to where the last shot of this film was done? The one with the girls walking down a street and then stops on a train tracks along a hill with some houses up on the hill. Very nice shot, have always wondered where it is. Thanks.

  4. xPopPunkPrincess
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    I need to know for a paper :)

    so if the answer is yes, if possible, can I get a link that proves it, THANKS :D

  5. rwsmith29456
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    Ok, beside the Fop vs. Dapper Dan line one was:

    "Them’s si-REENS"

  6. LangleyA-1
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    I finally got around to this movie today. It was an okay effort on part of the Coen Brothers, but I think their strengths lie better with crime/dramas. Anyway I didn’t care at all for all the redneck/hillbilly singing from the cast. I was annoyed by it throughout and it kind of took away from my enjoyment. I was also stumped with the Siren Girls’ role in the movie. Very weird. I kind of took it as a seduction trio set up to lure the guys into the lawmen’s hands, but I dont know for sure. Strange movie overall.

  7. patrutiss-1
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    i am a Romanian but have learn English language since 8 year`s old,but for this movie i needed subtitles and even with subtitles i barely understood most of the dialogues ,did the rest of you Americans,English and every other country who speaks english/american understood most of the dialogues ,because some were ment to be funny etc. very dubious dialect.The movie was great,the story,the acting super i just wished to understand it better.

  8. StarMerchant
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    The night around the campfire, Tommy had his guitar. When he took off, he left it behind (Pete is playing around with it while they talk with George Nelson).

    Just before Pete hears the sirens, Delmar is seen playing with a banjo in the back seat – where’d it come from?

    When they reach the cabin, no one is carrying anything, it’s everyone’s first trip there except Everett – and yet, when the flood waters come, you can see the banjo floating through the water.

    Is it a magic banjo or does the guitar morph into a banjo? And how did it get to the cabin?

  9. XxCrimeScenePhotoBoothxX
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    Does anyone know the make and model of the car that George Nelson drives?

    Give me my pipe, my slippers, and a beautiful woman and you can have my pipe and slippers.

  10. adamthesurfer
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    I love this film but I think I’ve missed something.. maybe to do with the film being based on an epic.

    Everett says they only have 4 days to get to the treasure before the valley is flooded. But it seems like weeks pass on the journey? For example, their "Constant Sorrow" song is pressed and famous all over by the time they get to the party scene?

    I guess someone’s gonna point out something really obvious and make me look a fool.. but I think it’s worth the risk to see what others think!

    Thanks

  11. macemace
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    This movie is just packed with little surprises. Every time I watch I can find a new one. Please contribute the ones you have noticed.

    For example:

    George Nelson shoots at the cows, then at the end when they are taking him away there is a cow in the parade, almost like the cow is having the last laugh.

    Obviously, the story is based on a tale by Homer, and Pappy O’Daniels opponent is named Homer. And of course, there was a real life governor of Texas named Pappy O’Daniel.

    One I just noticed recently, Stephen Root played the radio station owner in OBWAT and also played the radio station owner on NewsRadio. Also in this movie he was a blind spreader of the news, which is similar to Homer if one believes the legend that Homer was blind.

    I could list about a dozen more, but I’ll stop for now so that others can list the ones they have noticed.

    "The same thing we do every day, Pinky, TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!"

  12. qkat123
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    When Everett sees the Wharvey gals singing, there are three. When he meets

    Penny in the "Woolsworth" there are 4 more children. Everett is even corrected when he mentions six daughters and one quips "Seven, daddy".

    At the very end as they all cross the railroad tracks, there are only six children including the babe in Penny’s arms. What’s up with that?

  13. luke_c_richardson
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    In ‘In the jail house now’? I didn’t think it was him, but there’s no singing voice for JT in the full cast and crew. what do you reckon?

  14. FloatingOpera7
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    This film, which is only 10 years old (released in 2000), was on TCM for their tribute to the Depression Era. Now although this movie is set in the Depression (1930’s) this film itself was released only 10 yrs ago like I said and that is not old enough to be considered A CLASSIC. It does not belong on that channel. They should have instead shown movies made DURING THE DEPRESSION LOL In the 1930’s.

    If you turn on TCM you’ll be surprised to find that now and then they give movies from the 1980’s and 1990’s. Movies that are 20 years old are not old! This is very unfair for younger people like me – im in my 20’s. It simply tears me apart to see movies like Pulp Fiction (’94) and Saving Private Ryan (’98) on this channel that was originally a "classics" movie channel that is movies that are indeed old enough to be classics with actors who are either very old right now or dead – Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh.

    Since when is John Travolta, George Clooney or Kevin Costner in the same rank as Bette Davis or Sir Laurence Olivier ????

    Join me in writing to TCM to keep from showing movies from the 80’s and 90’s (and yes even the 70’s) because those movies count as "modern" films and not "classics".

    For a movie to be a "classic" it has to age over 60 years. I would say it has to be 60-70 years old first!

    They need to wait until 70 years from now when the 80’s and 90’s are very much in the past

  15. onleft22-558-111411
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    i know … i know … im a complete moron …

    but aint been one coen brothers movie ive ever seen

    i thought deserved such – or much – acclaim as they

    all seem to get

    obwat no different either

    tho i kinda am doing a 180 w/ lebowski but

    only since i got clued in it’s a play on bogart’s big sleep

    that did make a difference for me

    and the whole ‘dude’ thing i did dig thruout

    but as far as coen bros movies in general

    i just dont see whwer/how they stand out

    id like to think my iq is a wee bit north of

    a box of hammers but maybe not …

    any other clues any others may offer ill willingly take

    ive seen maybe 5-6 coen flicks

    still waitin for one i leave the theatre liking

    what am i missing?

    t/y to anyone who can help

  16. flour-girl
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    Has there ever been a sexier scene in cinema? OMG!

    Ahh, the Sirens!

    Lady, the god YOU pray to is too busy being indicted for tax fraud.

  17. nascentt
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    It’s a pity that there are movies I outright dislike by such amazing directors. I love A Serious Man, No Country, The Man Who Wasn’t There,The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Burn After Reading, and like Intolerable Cruelty, Raising Arizona, and Blood Simple and am going to re-watch Miller’s Crossing because I barely remember it, but seem to remember liking it a lot.

    So out of all these films, that I either love or enjoy and rate highly, it sucks that there’s 2 I really don’t enjoy:

    O Brother, and Lady Killers. I can’t quite figure out why, because I like The Big Lebowski, A Serious Man, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading and Fargo which are comedies (at least in part) but dislike The Lady Killers and O Brother.

    Am I the only Coen Brothers fan that dislikes only these 2 films? What is it about these 2 films that I must be missing? They don’t seem as intelligent as their other works, or as funny to me.

    Koalas are telepathic. Plus, they control the weather.

  18. JuliaJolie
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    How the *beep* is this movie going to be shown on ABC Family? Every dark reference will be completely cut out of the film, and somehow I don’t think that the KKK rally scene (the most chilling part) is going to be included. After all the brutal, santizing ABC Fayum-lee-type editing, the movie is not going to make sense, and Big Dan is going to look like some wacky, adorable "character".

    Can you imagine some kid 10 years from now talking about the hilarious, laugh-a-minute movie they saw about some goofy-looking singers with funny accents on ABC Family? Ugh. They are never even going to know what the movie was really like. There should be laws against such butchering censorship. Why not take Schindler’s List and take out all the references to Nazis and concentration camps?

    RIP Heath Ledger…

  19. izzy5_rose
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    May be a stupid question that was possibly answered at the beginning of the movie but I missed it so figured I’d ask. What’s with the sheriff’s glasses? Does he have something wrong w/ his eyes or is he just wearing odd glasses? He reminds me of Judge Doom from Roger Rabbit

    ..Greater good?! I am your WIFE. I am the greatest Good you are EVER gonna get!

  20. Prom_Queen_Carrie
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    Wow. Wonder how he feels now?

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,279177,00.html

    And why does Owen always seem more interested in criticizing the directors than just the film?

    Ma:I can see your dirty pillows

    Carrie:Well you sorta can and you can’t.ACCEPT THE MYSTERY!

  21. Tripleblade
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    Tommy says he sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads so he could play the guitar? ok, then he mentions the devil is a white man with dark eyes and a mean hound, which clearly means he’s talking about the sheriff. Ok, so whats tommy trying to say? that he sold his soul to the sheriff so he could learn how to play guitar?? anyone else find that odd?

  22. StarMerchant
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    I recently caught this movie on WGN (Chicago channel 9) a few times and they stripped it down to its skivvies. I couldn’t believe how much they had to edit it to run it in a shorter time slot.

    I guess I should have expected it, but I’ve seen this movie so many times, I almost know it by heart – and just when things were flowing along nicely, and I knew what was coming next, it suddenly jumped to later part of the movie – I felt cheated.

  23. ciaran_hilton
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    Do you think this would pass of as a Musical? I hope so then i can use it for school.

    "Civillian In Peace Soldier In War,I am the guard"-Southern Comfort

  24. Esperite
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    Tim Blake Nelson

    What a thoroughly, start-to-finish, true-to-character portrayal in this movie..! You can go back again and again to find something new in his dialog or movement that you never noticed before…

    Frankly, I think he was the foundation of this movie.

    I believe his credentials for Best Supporting Actor were overlooked as Barry Fitzgerald’s were in "The Quiet Man"… Two very similar characters in the vein of wanting to listen very closely to not miss even one of their mumblings…

    Would love to see a sequel to this movie, just to get the characters back together again…

  25. imaintdan
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    Did a recent piece on my favorite Coen characters and Delmar from O Brother made the list. Was curious to see what other fans think. Would love to hear some thoughts.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-1550-Seattle-Movie-Examiner~y2009m10d7-The-W ednesday-10–The-Top-10-Coen-Brothers-Characters

  26. fryar229
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    how is it related to the movie

  27. Tom_my
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    Without a doubt.

  28. Anonymous
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  29. Boot_Boi
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    does anyone know what it means when someone says that?

    You, are my angel. Come from way above…to bring me love!

  30. onleft22-558-111411
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    man what a piece of babe-u-liciousness

    but from her bio seems she fell off the planet

    anybody know what became of her?

  31. lawn_furniture
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    best line in the movie

  32. Downs2440
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    I’ve been looking for this for years, finally found is Friday night at Best-Buy!

    If you believe in Jesus Christ and are 100% proud of it, put this as your signature

  33. cjoklb
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    IS YOU IS, OR IS YOU AIN’T MY CONSTITUENCY!?

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