It feels like the Coen brother's year to me. No Country for Old Men harkens back to the days of Blood Simple and has the imprints of all things Oscar; directing, cinematography, a well written script, great ensemble cast , intriguing story and a kick ass performance from Supporting Actor Javier Bardem.
In fact, I’d be hard pressed to point out what this movie hasn’t got....hmm....let me think....
A Captive Bolt Stunner?......Nope it’s got one of those.
How about a guy who’s name sounds like a chick?......Wrong again. Josh Brolin plays Llewelyn Moss.
A swimming pitbull?......Check!
How about a story where a guy runs naked through the streets with a dog coller around his neck?......Check!
I know, what about one of the main characters dying off screen and you say to yourself, “Hey, wha happen?” and you wonder aloud if perhaps the clip was lost in the editing room somewhere, like a cat took off with it and hid it under some kibble in a dark, dank boiler room and the Coen brothers were all like, “Dude! We’ll have to release it as is. I’m sure the clip will turn up by the time we're ready for the director’s cut. BAD KITTY! THAT”S A BAD KITTY!!!” and Frances McDormand came in and was all like, “ You leave Mr. Mittens alone. He’s a good cat.” and they were all like, “Yeah? Well, he just stole the clips for a really important scene Frances and it’s all your fault. We want a divorce cuz we can't remember which one of us is married to you anyway”......
Sorry,No Country For Old Men has all that too.
..........................It can't possibly have..........................Cuba Gooding Jr. Singing a Texas love song in his boxer shorts with his Oscar between his legs as he dry-humps a tumbleweed?
OK,No Country For Old Men doesn’t have that, but think about it. It’s a good thing.