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The Cohen Brothers, Ethan & Joel, brought you "No Country for Old Men" back in January, & I gave it a "7-Outta-10"..& Javier Barden got an Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor" out of it,

Interestingly, the script for "BURN AFTER READING" was penned at the SAME time...with the Bros alternating each day from Script-to-Script. AND..there are MORE Oscars en-route for this Baby..& I'll give it a Higher Rating when the dust settles here, OK?

REAL Simple Plotline: "A disc containing the memoirs of a CIA Agent ends up in the hands of 2 unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it."

The Sub-Plots & GREAT Acting are what make this Script into a Very-Enjoyable and Funny Flick. It starts off "Slow" & eases you into Warp Speed as soon as the Disc turns up on the lockerroom floor. Brad Pitt acquires it & his Stumblebump "Chad Feldheimer" Gym Employee Character is sure to get him the Same Oscar Catgegory as Bardin did earlier in the year...as Chad begins "marketing" the Disc's "Secrets" to the Highest Bidder.

Subplot #1 has George Clooney shining as a womanizing not-overly-bright "Harry Pfarrer", security guard-guy, who's as quick-on-the-draw as he's quick in the sack....(Practially ALL the Characters are Bed-Hoppers or Divorcing..or BOTH..in this Flick.)

Sample Dialogue:
HARRY: "Go around the curve, we'll do it in the back."
KATIE COX: "You're so coarse."
HARRY: "Back of the car...not the rear entry situation."

IF you laughed at this, you'll enjoy this Movie...(if not, stay home.)

Frances McDormand shines in Subplot #2 as "Linda Litzke", a winsome Gym Employee in need of a Facelift & Lipo... She pairs with fellow employee Pitt to hawk the discfull of CIA Info..(Authored by about-to-be-Retired CIA Analyst Osborne Cox (John Malkovitch/MORE Great Acting!)..a Hard-Drinking Loser whose wife's a regular bedmate with Clooney's Character.

Cox's refusal to come up with Cash results in Litzke's tryin' the Soviet Embassy for bids. The Activites come to the attention of a CIA Officer (David Rasche) who reports it to his Chief (J.K.Simmonds...remember Editor Joshua Jameson in SPIDERMAN..same Guy!)

Truth Be Told, EVERYONE Gets Theirs in The End (No Pun Intended) and, if it weren't for two rather-gory incidents in this Flick, I'd rate it even higher than the "8-Outta-10" I think it's earned. The first incident's clipped-fast-enough..but the second's grimly maybe-2-seconds-WAY-too-long.

See it Anyways, it's overall a Big HOOT of a Fun Comedic "Spy Flick"...& see if you don't agree on the violence marring the comedy here. "Hats-Off" nonetheless, to Cohens, Cast & Crew for pulling off, yet-again, a Movie Worth The Loot & the Evening Out!

JMO..Keep-or-Sweep-it!
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I was disappointed to see so many middling reviews of this movie since they'd done so well with previous films. I initially was going to try and see it in theaters, but that made me decide to wait until it was on cable. Looks like you liked it more than they did. It should be on cable by the end of the year.

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Hi Again, Bro Brian!

I favored this one 'cuz Pitt & Clooney AREN'T doing "Clones" of their Previously-Successful Characters. (They're as close to Total "Losers" as it gets.) And..they're actually believable at it.

It's paced fast-enough it never got boring..tho the Violent Bits were VERY..& marred the Comedy for yers-truly when they arrived.
Still, it always spun itself around, got back on its feet, & finished Strong with a fair share of laughs.

So..see it on Cable...& then report back & see if I was closer to the Essence than the Other Critics.

Best Wishes & Thanks for Some Alternate Insight, Amigo!
Big Guy-Hug,
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