OK, so we got a trooper pulls someone over, we got a shooting,
these folks drive by,
there's a high-speed pursuit, ends here and then this execution-type deal.
Our local cinema has a students' night every tuesday, where
old classics are pulled out of their dusty cupboards for a review... This weeks
... And considering that didn't have a proper writeup as of so far -
here goes nothing ...
Fargo is one of the Coen Brothers' works. That automatically means odd
humour, and this film is no less strange than, say, the big lebowski.
Fargo, on the other hand, has a far larger degree of criticism to society
built into it than Lebowski does.
In Fargo, Jerry Lundegaard is a car dealer who is short on money, and decides
to have two hoodlums kidnap his wife, so his wife's rich daddy will shell
out the ransom. Things go terribly wrong, and in a little Minnesota mountain
village, and the kidnappers kill two kids and a police officer.
Carl (Steve Buchemi - you know, the short guy. Kinda funnylooking), and
Gaear (Peter Stormare), the two kidnappers, turn out not having much in
common, and quite some memorable situations occur as the pair do the kidnapping
and subsequently decide to keep all the money to themselves.
Why the movie is worth watching
If you have a taste for black humour "I don't want more fuckin'
pancakes, man. I want to go somewhere I can get a shot and a beer, and a steak,
maybe. Hey, I know this place outside Brainerd where we can get laid."
- "Look, I'm fucking hungry now, you know." - "O.K., we'll
go get some fucking pancakes and then get laid", and you like other
Coen Brothers movies, chances are that you will like this one as well.
A good dose of satire on the police system, ruthlessly making fun of Northern
American rural life, and teenage hookers. This movie is probably deeply
insulting if you belong to either of the mentioned groups - but even if you
do, it is worth a few good laughs :)