My Sibling definitely told me that they had seen ‘Hail Caesar’, however I can’t remember if they loved it or were disappointed; it seems to be one of those films that divides people
The Coen Brothers have been involved in the writing and/or directing and/or production of a lot of weird films, some of which have been more amusing than others.
‘Hail, Caesar!’ is certainly weird, however it has a solid concept – as it follows 1950s Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix clean up problems – non more pressing than when big star Baird Whitlock disappears.
George Clooney and Josh Brolin work really well as opposite sides of the same coin – both are part of the system however see very different sides to it.
Personally I know very little about 1950s Hollywood – other than vague details of the types of film were popular and that there were a lot of blacklisted writers; so for me the film was funny and lighthearted, I wasn’t expecting a bigger message or a deeper plot.
Maybe if you have higher expectations it won’t be so fun, which would be a pity as it’s a cute little bit of nothing
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