O Brother, Where Art Thou

O Brother, Where Art Thou

DVD - 2000
Average Rating:
21
4
2
 …
Rate this:
Three convicts escape the chain gang to find a stolen treasure, but end up having a series of strange adventures.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [2000]
ISBN: 9780788826887
0788826883
Branch Call Number: FIC O 6998tc 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
BridgettM
Oct 03, 2017

"Do. Not. Seek. The Trea-sure." unless the treasure you seek is this movie, of course. It is one of my favorite films by the Coen brothers. The music is perfect, the cast is great and there are many very funny lines. It was adapted from the epic poem "The Odyssey" by Homer. If you like movies with a soundtrack similar to this one, I recommend both Songcatcher and The Winding Stream, which is a documentary about the Carter family. O Brother, Where Art Thou? is rated PG-13 for some violence and language.

c
CupertinoJay
Jul 30, 2017

one of many favorite lines, had to be there to get: "r-u-n-n-o-f-t"

saw this during a too rare visit to out-of-town parents, a few years before dad passed. he'd grown up in the 30s, dirt poor, youngest of 4 boys who mostly raised themselves. when he was 2 his mom died from coat-hanger desperation "birth control", killed by righteous blue noses. yet him and my mom (herself orphaned at 6) worked their butts off to give us everything we wanted; arguably spoiled, proudly middle class brats.
anyways, absolutely loved O-Brother. mostly for the old-timey tunes, but also because the setting was aching familiar. "that was my life" dad said. rip mom and dad, miss you.

c
Charlie68
Apr 17, 2017

Always enjoy escaping into the world of the Coen brothers.

t
TheeAvebury
Jun 01, 2016

This was mediocre- I think it's overrated.

a
akirakato
Jun 01, 2016

This is a 2000 adventure-comedy written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film is supposed to be a modern satire loosely based on Homer's epic poem, Odyssey.
Far from the story of the famous clasic Homer, it seems to me like a total flop.
It is a pity that each competent actor is doing a good-for-nothing acting.
The story appears nonsensical and ridiculous.
I simply push it forward at times, and have felt wasting my time at the end.

2
22950011069879
Dec 18, 2014

Break out your best Bourbon or Southern Comfort. Sit down and enjoy this fine satire oozing with black humour. George Clooney enjoys these Indy films and his performance shows it. Everyone is on par with George. By the end of the film, you will speak with a charming Southern Drawl with an air of Bourbon.

c
caroline789
Dec 02, 2014

this was returned dec 1 please remove fine

l
lukasevansherman
Aug 23, 2014

Not the Coens' best movie, but maybe their most likable and exuberant.

u
UnbiddenLove
Jul 16, 2014

I sang "Down to the River & Pray" at 4th Presb. Chicago...and I'm a fan ever since of sound & Sight of this!

j
jimg2000
Apr 04, 2014

Enjoyed the story, the music, the humor and the comments from viewers as well. Watched this after a few years had lapsed and still LOL!

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

j
jimg2000
Apr 04, 2014

On obsession of men:
General Store Clerk: I can get the part from Bristol. It'll take two weeks. Here's your pomade.
Everett: Two weeks? That don't do me no good.
Clerk: Nearest Ford auto man's Bristol.
Everett: Hold on, now. I don't want this pomade. I want Dapper Dan.---
Clerk: I don't carry Dapper Dan. I carry Fop.---
Everett: Well, I don't want Fop, xyzxyz. I'm a Dapper Dan man.---
Clerk: You watch your language, young fella. This is a public market. If you want Dapper Dan, I can order it for you, have it in about two weeks.---
Everett: Well ain't this place a geographical oddity! Two weeks from everywhere! Forget it! [slams money on the counter] I'll have a dozen hair nets. ---

d
darcerama
May 17, 2012

"We thought you was a toad!"-Delmar

b
bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Pappy O'Daniel: Shake a leg Junior! Thank God your mammy died givin' birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died o' shame.

b
bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Pete: I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.
Tommy Johnson: Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

b
bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

c
Ciresica
Aug 03, 2010

Ciresica thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Notices

Add Notices

b
bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

b
bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Summary

Add a Summary

b
bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississippi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts 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 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, 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."

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top