Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #261

Movie: The Ladykillers (2004)

Plot: A gang of 5 - a PhD Prof, a new-age nigga, a timid giant of a man, a shrewd Indochinese & an IBS sufferer team up to rent the cellar of an old lady's house to tunnel their way into a nearby casino's locker. They complete their looting successfully & when the lady gets to know it finally, they find her harder to tackle than than their robbery plan!

  • A remake of a yesteryear film but I'm sure the Coens have tweaked it , for there are quite a lot of the brothers' touches all through the film - all enjoyable touches.
  • Tom Hanks, as the talkative soft-spoken professor lights up the show & his scenes with the unit & the landlady are superb.
  • The 'nigga-IBS guy' combination is a laugh riot & their exchanges bring the roof down.
  • The Coens seem to be masters of eccentric comedy & the dialogues here & the final scenes are proof enough to elucidate just that.
A delightful comic caper!

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