Hey, kids. Do you like Wes Anderson and unnecessary voice over? Then you’ll love the first seven minutes of Rian Johnson’s* The Brothers Bloom (starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, and Mark Ruffalo, none of whom appear in this clip). It actually started to win me over towards the end. The guy can clearly tell a story, it’d just be nice if he eased off the oh-so-precious elements, like little kids who dress like Charlie Chaplin and talk like Our Gang. Also: can we stop with the little-kids-falling-in-love plot device already? If 10-year-old boys are gonna start trying to impress chicks all the time, I’m gonna knock them in the mud and put frogs down my pants just to even things out.
*Says Johnson’s wikipedia page: “Johnson is also an accomplished folk singer.” Gee, you don’t say.
[and sorry about the video, non-U.S. peeps, but there's not much I can do when the only place hosting it is Hulu. Write to them and complain, because it's frustrating for me too.]
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