No Country For Old Men
No Country For Old Men is kind of beyond description. It is definitely an original. And it’s not for everyone’s tastes, this is not a “mainstream” movie. It’s not just violent, it’s about violence – and the world that it is set in is a very violent world. The cast is amazing – Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem. It’s hard to tell who is crazy and who is sane, who is “good” and who is “bad” – everyone has an agenda, and everyone has a gun. Josh Brolin plays a guy who happens upon a drug deal gone bad, dead bodies, drugs, and a bunch of money. He takes the money, then makes the mistake of returning to the scene right when some other bad guys come back. This set into motion a crazy chase that goes on for much of the movie. Javier Bardem is the worst, craziest, scariest one – he treats the whole thing like a game.
The tone is very dark, no music, very sparse settings and dialogue. Interesting, creative, and disturbing all at the same time.