I love this movie; I love to watch it and revel in the details of a conspiracy plot gone wrong. It never lags, yet every scene present is significant in some way. It puts you through quite a ride - one minute you are flinching at a particularly violent scene, the next minute you are chuckling at some banter between characters. By the way, this is NOT a true story!
Jerry (William H. Macy) is having a financial trouble, so he hires two professional hitman of Carl (Steve Buscemi) and Gaear (Peter Stormare) to kidnapped his wife, Jean (Kristin Rudrüd), as a hostage and demand for a ransom from her wealthy father, Wade (Harve Presnell). But the plan backfired, and it is up to Chief of police named Marge (Francess McDormand) to solve the case. Directed by The Cohen Brothers.
Althought the title says it was based on a true story, this movie is NOT a true story. The Cohen brothers are pratical jokers, and the reason why they put that title in the beginning of the movie so people will take it seriously and throw away all the disbelief. It worked, 'cause first time I watched it 10 years ago, I thought this movie based on a real case. And this movie even has its own urban legend; remember the Japanese woman who went to Fargo and commited suicide there? Sad, sad, sad. I really like this movie, because it's funny, it's bloody, and it's so normal. And the accents! I used to live in MidWest, so when I heard these people are talking in Midwesterner accent, I had a flashback of me living there. People say things like, "Yah, yah, yah...Gee. Okay. Y'all." are true.
They call it a dark comedy, but it would perhaps be more appropriate to say that it is a kind of line dance between the tragic and the comical, leaning one way and the other but never once stumbling. This extremely potent combination, coupled with an assortment of grand themes and some of the most interesting twists on archetypal characters I've ever seen. The cinematography is also beautiful, and yet seems scary. There is a sense of loneliness and timeless about this movie, where people and time stands still. Everytime I watched the scene with the wood chipper, my eyes always wide open in horror. Damn wood chipper! The acting in this movies is great, especially with William H. Macy and Francess McDormand. This movie is funny, off-beat, wry, quirky, and unique.
dari awal sampai akhir ketawa melulu...pas awal-awal masih percaya kalau true story, tapi kok semakin lama semakin absurd, jadi curiga kalau si Coen brothers lagi bikin jokes :-). Eh, suka ngga sama Miller's Crossing?
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