Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Brothers Bloom

So I finally got around to watching the movie The Brothers Bloom written and directed by Rian Jackson and distributed by Summit Entertainment. It wasn't a box office hit but it is an incredibly enjoyable movie which deserves more attention than it received. Quirkily written and beautifully acted, it left me thoroughly intrigued and genuinely inspired.

Below is an audio clip of the main theme song of the movie written by Nathan Johnson and aptly titled "Penelope's theme". Penelope is a character in the movie played by the lovely Rachel Weisz. The song does a good job in capturing her vulnerable yet subtly adventurous spirit. Anyways, please listen to the song. There's something indescribably magical about it...

Lovely ain't it?? if this doesn't inspire you then hell, I don't know what will. The movie also stars the massively talented Japanese actress, Rinko Kikuchi, who should have won an Oscar for her riveting performance in Babel.

Adrien Brody is also brilliant in this and Mark Ruffalo, who plays his older and conniving brother, is effective and complements the rest of the cast. I should warn you, the movie is slow at certain parts. It does pick up steam every time it slows down so if you are patient, the overall experience won't be a disappointment.


  1. Hi Afrika,
    I love your film reviews, they are so informed. I must confess I have'nt even heard of this film. I will see it when I can. I trust our judgment.
    I watched Knowing with Nicholas Cage last night. I think it was out 2008 or 2009. I didn't like the ending. It was like they ran out of ideas.I also watched Bullitt with Steve McQueen and Serpico with Al Pacino. Great performances in both. I love old movies!
    I hope you had a good weekend.

  2. Hey style mansion, my weekend was great. I hope everything is good with you. I haven't watched Bullitt but I've heard a lot of great things about it. I will definitely try to watch it sometime this week. Not a big fan of Nicholas Cage but he has churned out some remarkable performances in the past. I'll check Knowing out too.

  3. Rachel Weisz is so lovely indeed, and this moving sounds great. Thanks for the review!

    - Rachel