Re-evaluated 09/20. What I love about Fargo is just how regular everyone seems, some obviously a little more simple than others, but all feel like they really could occupy this particular pocket of the world. And it's this normalcy that creates the fun juxtaposition between it and the kidnap, violence and murder that occurs within it. Narratively speaking, Fargo is unspectacular but when combined with it's humour...
With time I appreciate Fargo more. As a teenager I saw its darkness and today I see its even darker sense humor. Although I initially dismissed MccDormand's performance as rather ordinary, today I love it because of it. Marge is not female police officer, she is a woman who happens to be a police officer. I love her authority and her warmth. It's a great film yeaaa! Yeaaaah? Oh Yeaaa!
Coward Jerry Lundergaard sets a loudmouth hitman and essentially the devil on an unsuspecting Minnesota community. It takes a pregnant, always polite cop to solve the case and end and empty chaos. Jerry wanting to show his father in law he's not a loser(he is) loses everything as his plan falls apart while Norm and Margie end happy with Norm's duck getting on a 3 cent stamp. "There's more to life than a little money"
Ode to simple life & values, to the acomplishment of conscientious & organized work. Above, the woman, central beam of the family balance. The COEN, philosophers of life & death thru crime films == Ode à la vie & aux valeurs simples, à l'accomplissement du travail consciencieux & organisé. Au dessus, la femme, poutre maîtresse de l'équilibre familial. Les COEN, philosophes de la vie & de la mort au travers du polar.
It's gritty and violent with just the right amount of dark comedy. I can't remember the last time I saw such a strong, independent woman especially on something like this. Pretty impressive for a future mother. Plus the film pretty much has it's own genre; aside from the violent nature and dark comedy, there's also a good amount of light comedy and heartwarming moments. This one's an easy 5-stars.
Treacherous, kind, never as passive aggressive as its landscape or speech. An unpredictable love letter to the Midwest — one that is written after a long break up. Nothing is cynical but a lot is evil about the quirks and the crisps of rural pre-liberalism. I loved the television adaptation before I enjoyed this flick.
This is where the Coen's writing and directing come together. They set the scene with this bleak town with nice people and throw in an incident which keeps escalating beyond the control of the one's who started it. It's a great look at people's morality in these situations, it's why they misdirect you with the true story tag line at the beginning to open up character analysis and theory of motivations in real life.
Happy New Year! Spending my time welcoming 2020 for Coen's Brother and Chill. Not a disappointment. Chief Marge in here is a role model, her relationship between her marriage and her job is amazing. The complicated plot, magnificent shot and cinematography, unique dialogue, and Minnesota accent. We really enjoy the movie.