Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Movie Meme

Feature Presentation! - This week's MMM (hosted at The Bumbles Blog) is all about brothers. What "brotherly" movies can you think of?
Oh Brother Where Art There (2000) - I didn't like this movie when I first saw it, but my husband loves it, and it grows on you. There really are some funny moments, and George Clooney isn't hard to look at. Technically, it's not about brothers, but it was directed by the Coen brothers. Set in the South during the 1930's, it's about three escaped convicts who are on a wild-goose chase for some hidden treasure.
Legends of the Fall (1994) - This is a great movie! In fact, I think I want to re-watch it this weekend. This one is actually about brothers, although Brad Pitt isn't hard to look at, either! It's also set in the early 1900's, but this time in the wilderness of Montana. It explores the bonds between brothers, love, relationships, trust, betrayal. Anthony Hopkins also stars.

Rain Man (1988) - Definitely about brothers - totally opposite brothers. Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman put in great performances. When his father dies, Charlie (Cruise) finds out he has a brother to whom his father left his fortune. It turns out, the brother, Raymond, is an autistic savant who has been living in an institution. Charlie kidnaps Raymond and takes him on a cross-country adventure. Great movie!

Well, I gotta go. It's "Four minutes till Wapner!"

5 comments:

The Bumbles said...

I love O Brother Where Art Thou?! It does grow on you - very quirky - and Clooney is great as always - I love him in the humorous roles.

The Gal Herself said...

Rain Man is the ideal choice for this list -- two brothers reconnect and it changes both of their lives profoundly. Great pick!

Lucy said...

you thought of great brother movies Di.
I LOVED all three of these and clooney? OH Girlfriend DOn'T get me started.. He is my heartthrob!
without much thought the godfather popped into my head 'cause of his 4 sons (I always count Tom as a brother)
also there's a movie my son Loves and he begged me to watch it with him. It had brothers, it's called The Darjeeling Limited.( I really didn't like it, but I fibbed to make him feel happy and said it was okay.) hahaha And my FAVORiTE movies with brothers?? my home movies of my 3 sons! xoxo

Skittles said...

I had the same reaction to Oh Brother.. and just like you, it grew on me. (Mr. Skittles has loved it from day one.)

Rain Man is and will always be a classic.

I've only seen Legends once and I think I liked it. I probably took a nap through it like I do with most movies.=)

Melanie said...

I love Legends of the Fall.
I haven't see it in many years so I might have to source it now. lol

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