Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love with him. He tries to live a high-standard life. He is ... See full summary »
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A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman's house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems. Written by
Early in the movie while trying to illustrate to Professor Dor (Tom Hanks) all the different types of music they've had at the church-house, Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall) says that they even had a Jewish guitar player once back in the sixties. Though unconfirmed, one can only assume that Mrs. Munson is referring to the Jewish Canadian folk singer 'Leonard Cohen' who, in the sixties, was well known for his unique collaboration of poetic lyrics, deep sounding vocals, and Spanish flamenco guitar. See more »
Pancake claims to have come to Mississippi as part of the Freedom Riders movement in 1964. The Freedom Riders actually made their famous, eventful and at times rather violent rides, in the late spring and summer of 1961. See more »
It tried to be serious at times but ended up too funny to be serious. The quirky character by Tom Hanks is probably one of the Coens' best ones, he is well-developed, humorous, and weird-looking. The rest of the cast is also one of the best ensemble of the Coens' career: stupid, Chinese, bowel issues, and black. Now the story may be used many times before but the writers obviously did some tweaks to it that made it so original. The script isn't perfect, in fact, it is probably a lower level script of the Coens' career. But I think that the film showed more of the directing side of the brothers than the writing side. The imaginative scenes, the cat, and the teeth all demonstrate how well they can transform simple things into beauty. The Ladykillers isn't better than the original and it is definitely flawed, but Tom Hanks' likable character and the bold directing made the film worthwhile.
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