Friday, September 19, 2008

Burn After Reading Review

Tim and I went and saw "Burn After Reading" tonight. We decided we would both do reviews of the movie.

I thought the movie was funny, but in a "dark" way. At times, it was very disturbing. With an all-star cast, the acting was really great. I think the purpose of the movie was to show how self-centered and selfish people are, to the point they will throw anyone else under the bus to get what they want. All of the named actors were the main characters in the movie and they are all intertwined. I would recommend it to people, but be prepared for it to be a little darker than what you would expect after seeing the previews.

The movie makes you laugh and has the feel of a comedy the whole way through, until it suddenly becomes shockingly violent and you have to feel guilty about laughing. Brad Pitt and Clooney are of course fun characters, although I think Clooney may be playing who he actually is is in real life. Malkovich is always funny when he is angry and cussing like he is in every movie he participates. It is well made and short so I would recommend it, besides there is nothing else out that is any good. So g'day.