In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.Written by
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This is a movie with very good actors, interesting characters and some good dialogues, but it's a bit overrated and it's far from a masterpiece. The plot is very slow at the beginning and it doesn't seem to get anywhere during the first half. The second half is a bit of a mess. The plot does become interesting for a little while as unexpected things start to happen and it makes the viewer wonder where it's going and what's going to happen next. But in the end the new plot turns pointless as it doesn't really add anything and the ending is just disappointing. There's no character development whatsoever and there is no good tale to tell. So why tell it?
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