Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Actors: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum
I really don’t know where to begin with this one. The main actors are all Alist actors, That make this movie the expendables of drama.
Set in the early fifties where Eddie Mannix played by Josh Brolin is the manager of a Movie production studio. Those times were a little bit crazy course being the fifties where some liberties were yet to be obtained so expect an all white casting but let’s not start a race war because of every single movie. On the plus side we get a rare opportunity to see Channing tatum sing, George Clooney get slapped and Scarlett Johansson go really blonde.
Mannix fixes problems and the studio has plenty of problems from kidnappings, communist invasions, PR nightmares, Actor and Director issues and of course a hint of his own personal challenges. He has to handle all that and make it work.
The story is a takes a little bit of time to pick up pace, even i had problems catching up with it in the first 20 minutes but once it does you will enjoy the acting, the setting and most importantly the characters.
Its IMDb rating is 7.4 which is pretty fair, especially since it is not the Coen brothers’ best work.