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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Comedy, Crime, Adventure

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Homer, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

"Sometimes, you have to lose your way to get back home."

A classic Coen Brothers comedy set in the Deep South of Mississippi during the Great Depression, that sees three escaped prison inmates (Clooney, Turturro and Nelson) on an epic journey that's said to be inspired by Homer's Odyssey.

The film also stands out for for its amazing folk and bluegrass soundtrack, with the main song Man of Constant Sorrow playing a somewhat central role in the film's plot.

Plot summary from IMDb: Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find."

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations.
Runtime: 106 min



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