The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Burn After Reading

The other day after work, Dan and I had a little time in the afternoon before picking Keira up. We decided to have a "date afternoon". I had heard great things about Burn After Reading, so we thought we would go see it. The movie theatre is very close to us, so to save time since we were cutting it really close, I headed there straight from the office and Dan walked and met me there.

Burn After Reading is the newest movie from the Coen Brothers. Some other movies they have made were O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski and Fargo. They usually do dark twisted comedies and this was no exception. The story is basically about a former CIA agent who decides to write his memoirs and some gym trainers that find his disk that they think is top secret CIA stuff and try to blackmail him. The story itself is kind of flimsy, and honestly, it really moves kind of slow at the beginning. The characters on the other hand are absolutely fantastic and although I'm not a big fan of Clooney or Pitt, they were GREAT and totally made the movie. Without giving too much away, my favorite person in the movie had a very small role as the CIA Director. He' a character actor and you may not know his name (J.K Simmons), but you will definitely know his face.

Dan and I left the theatre thinking to ourselves....It was ok. Nothing spectacular and even though there were some funny moments, it most certainly was not as hilarious as I had heard it was. Then something funny happened... a day later after thinking about it and remembering specific scenes, I would find myself laughing outloud- REALLY laughing. Dan and I were even in hysterics this afternoon talking about one scene in particular! It's one of those kind of movies...the delayed reaction.

I might have to see it again...on another "date afternoon"

1 comment:

Rod said...

I've been wanting to watch this movie because I'm a huge fan of the Coen bros. Can't wait to see it!