858. The Ladykillers

Title: The Ladykillers
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Year: 2004
Run time: 1hr 44m

“When a crew of the FBI’s most wanted criminals rent rooms at a New Orleans bed and breakfast to carry out a very detailed and precise heist robbery, they realize that no amount of planning could take into account the elderly eccentric landlady who foils them at every turn. Tom Hanks has been cast as a thief in this film along with Marlon Wayans (‘Scary Movie’).”

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2:18 – Come on, whenever you hear the word re-elect, you think Goldie Wilson.
7:26 – “Must we actually ascend the tree?” Philosophy.
12:56 – Her basement has actual loose earth in it as a wall!
21:26 – The fans with Jesus on are interesting. On message even in a heatwave.

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Conclusions

I have a vague recollection of seeing this film before and liking it, but this time round I couldn’t quite figure out why. It did feel like it was going somewhere and perhaps if I could have summoned some more patience it would have been okay, but in the end, I just couldn’t justify keeping watching something I wasn’t enjoying.

It was hard to know what was going on, to understand the dialogue particularly well, and to see what the point of it all was. I’m disappointed in myself more than anything, but oh well, onwards and upwards.

Rating: Unrated.