Thursday, 3 June 2010
The Brothers Bloom (The List, Issue 657)
The emphasis is on comedy, and Johnson punctuates his shaggy dog of a story with clever visual gags and several laugh-out-loud moments that owe a debt to some (charmingly acknowledged) silent classics. While the near two-hour running time comes close to testing the patience, the story pays off with a final twist of melancholy that’s surprising and touching.
General release from Fri 4 Jun. This review first published in The List magazine.