2018 Film Challenge: 28. Burn After Reading

This is a film I’d seen previously; back in 2009. I¬†remembered really enjoying it and that it was quite zany, but I had no memory of what¬†actually happened in it.

Initially I wasn’t sure if it was going to be quite as zany as I’d remembered, as it takes a while to get properly ridiculous, but happily it didn’t disappoint.

The thoughts I had whilst watching it:

  • I’m generally not that fussed on George Clooney, but I like him in this.
  • Ha ha, what Family Fortunes category is that? (Or whatever the American Family Fortunes is called). (Note: It’s Family Feud)
  • Chicken fat?
  • You don’t want something to snap in your ass
  • Bless him
  • That’s a creepy way to say you’re a good samaritan
  • Ha ha ha ha ha
  • I wonder how many times John Malkovich says ‘fuck’ in this film
  • Oh my god! I wasn’t expecting that. Even though I’ve seen the film before.
  • It’s Stuart!
  • Not the dildo!
  • Bit harsh
  • Oh, it just got harsher
  • Ha ha, that was possibly even more nuts than I’d remembered it being
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One Response to 2018 Film Challenge: 28. Burn After Reading

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    I really like the Coen Brothers films I’ve seen, but for whatever reason I’d never previously seen this before. It was another Amazon Video purchase, and long story short, I really loved it!

    I thought George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovitch and Tilda Swinton were all excellent. I liked all the twists and turns, and the way the various characters and their story lines intersected. I think ‘zany’ is definitely a good word to use to describe it.

    I’d certainly watch this again, and one of the things I’m enjoying the most about watching along with you is getting to see so many good films for the first time. Thumbs up for this one!

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