Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A CD-ROM falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda, who wants money for cosmetic surgery, and Chad, an amiable goof. Information on the disc leads them to Osbourne who rejects their sales pitch; then they visit the Russian embassy. To sweeten the pot, they decide they need more of Osbourne's secrets. Meanwhile, Linda's boss likes her, and Harry's wife leaves for a book tour. All roads lead to Osbourne's house.Written by
When Linda (Frances McDormand) and Harry (George Clooney) go to the theater to watch "Coming Up Daisy," the board displaying showtimes lists "Hail Caeser" as one of the films showing at the theater. This is a reference to "Hail, Caesar! (2016)," the 2016 Coen Brothers (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) film of the same name, which would not be produced for eight more years. See more »
After Osborne has quit the agency, he is on a sailboat motoring on the water. This changes to a closeup with his father and the sailboat is suddenly not moving through the water. See more »
This is one of the funniest movies to date. It moves quickly, it's witty, and funny, and nothing is more entertaining than Brad Pitt acting like an adolescent egging on an ex CIA member. This goes up there with Big Lebowski and Fargo for me. Quirky excellence.
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