O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • PG-13
  • 1h 47m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh77%
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George Clooney and John Turturro embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious, offbeat road picture- O Brother, Where Art Thou? Fed up with crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) busts loose- except that he's still shackled to two misfits from his chain gang: bad-tempered Pete (Turturro) and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain, the three embark on a riotous odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses and betrayal. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), this quirky gem will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn!

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Certified Fresh77%
Critics Consensus: Though not as good as Coen brothers' classics such as Blood Simple, the delightfully loopy O Brother, Where Art Thou? is still a lot of fun.
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Common Sense Says
Teens might enjoy this offbeat Odyssey adaptation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this comedy with its outlandish characters, infectious musical score, and slapstick action sequences has multiple levels of appeal. As for issues of concern for teens -- there are lots of swear words ("son-of-a-bitch," "hell’s bells," "whore, and "Goddamnit"), many racial slurs ("nigras," "crackers," "darkies"), and a mind-bending Ku Klux Klan musical sequence. Characters (and a few animals) are frequently in jeopardy: trapped in a burning barn, beaten with a tree branch, threatened with hanging, shot at, chased, and more. The racial satire may provoke questions about the United States' history of racism that parents should be prepared to discuss.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 22, 2000
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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