We haven’t written about The Brothers Bloom yet, which is probably why this is the first I’ve heard of it. But I’m glad I did, because it looks like it could be a uniquely funny comedy.
It’s from writer/director Rian Johnson, who brought us Brick, one of those awesome movies that no one knows about. It starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high school student who forces his way into an underground crime ring in order to find his missing girlfriend. It certainly is different, as the language and characters speak in an almost Shakespearean tone.
The Brothers Bloom has a stellar cast, including Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kikuchi, who you might know from Babel.
Brody and Ruffalo star as two brothers who are the best con men in the world. They swindle millions of dollars with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. They decide to take on one final job, an eccentric and beautiful heiress (Weisz) whom they whisk away on a romantic trip of a lifetime.
Obviously trailers can look great and the movie be an utter bomb, but I like what I see so far. It didn’t make laugh out loud, but I enjoyed the cast and loved the style of filming and writing.