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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Drama  -  May 2009 (Romania)
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The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

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Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positive outcome of the swindle. Bloom is the main character of Stephen's stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As adults, they travel the world and never enlist the same people twice in their cons, except for their consistent sidekick, the mysterious and primarily silent Bang Bang, a Japanese woman who just appeared in their lives one day and who has a penchant for blowing things up. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn't know anymore what is real and what is make-believe. Stephen talks him into one last con, the mark to be the eccentric, lonely but beautiful New Jersey heiress, Penelope Stamp. Penelope's primary past-time in life is to, as she calls it, "borrow hobbies... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$90,400 (USA) (15 May 2009)

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$3,519,627 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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Rachel Weisz learned how to play piano, violin, accordion, and break-dance, to juggle, do karate, play Ping-Pong, banjo, unicycle, and even skateboard for her role as Penelope. See more »

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When the Brothers Bloom first visit Penelope's castle, they are driving a Cadillac Seville. Bloom asks Bang Bang, "This a '78 Caddy? Controversial choice." The car is actually a 1983 Seville, whose bodystyle was built from 1980-1985. See more »

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Narrator: As far as con man stories go, I think I've heard them all. Of grifters, ropers, faro-fixers; tails drawn long and tall. But if one bears a bookmark in the confidence man's tome, it would be that of Penelope, and of the brothers Bloom.
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References Once Upon a Time in America (1984) See more »

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Haikarahakuchi
Written by Takashi Matsumoto and Eiichi Ohtaki (as Eiichi Ohtaki)
Performed by Happy End
Licensed by Art Music Pulbishing Co, Ltd.
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A very good movie TOTALLY UNDERRATED
11 February 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies of the year and totally underrated! Adrien Brody came with a beautiful performance and i was actually surprised by the level of good acting that came along with this movie.

Rachel Weisz gave one of her best performances yet.

Adrien and Rachel click on stage and through their beautiful acting give us this wonderful movie witch everybody must see!

Congrats for Weisz, Brody, Ruffalo, and especially Rinko Kikuchi, the Japanese Oscar nominee for Babel.

If you liked Bandits ore Inside Man you will love this movie so please buy the DVD and watch it and you will not regret it!


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Too self-consciously 'cute';I Just Didn't Care about any of them film_ophile
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