Sunday, 17 January 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 123

101 - Raising Arizona - 2 stars
I'm not entirely sure why, but this is the first Coen Brothers film I've really been disappointed with. I was not expecting much from the likes of Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers, but with such a high rating on the list and lots of people praising it, I reached the end "maybe it was Utah" and felt rather underwhelmed.
Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter make for a good central pairing but there is just something 'off' with this black comedy, made even blacker due to the central theme being child kidnapping!Perhaps it was that it didn't really feel like a traditional Coen film, even with some quirky minor characters. Overall a bit more like 'Falling Arizona' than 'Raising Arizona'.

Days remaining - 242 Films remaining - 320

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