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Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading


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Actors: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton
Director: Ethan Coen
Rating: R
Features: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Release Date: December 21, 2008
Theatrical Release Date: 2008
Studio: Universal Studios

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After the dark brilliance of No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading may seem like a trifle, but few filmmakers elevate the trivial to art quite like Joel and Ethan Coen. Inspired by Stansfield Turner's Burn Before Reading, the comically convoluted plot clicks into gear when the CIA gives analyst Osborne Cox John Malkovich the boot. Little does Cox know his wife, Katie Tilda Swinton, riffing on her Michael Clayton character, is seeing married federal marshal Harry George Clooney, Swinton's Clayton co-star, playing off his Syriana role. To get back at the Agency, Cox works on his memoirs. Through a twist of fate, fitness club workers Linda Frances McDormand and Chad Brad Pitt in a pompadour that recalls Johnny Suede find the disc and try to wrangle a "Samaratin tax" out of the surly alcoholic. An avid Internet dater, Linda plans to use the money for plastic surgery, oblivious that her manager, Ted The Visitor's Richard Jenkins, likes her just the way she is. Though it sounds like a Beltway remake of The Big Lebowski, the Coen entry it most closely resembles, this time the brothers concentrate their energies on the myriad insecurities endemic to the mid-life crisis--with the exception of Chad, who's too dense to share such concerns, leading to the funniest performance of Pitt's career. If Lebowski represented the Coen's unique approach to film noir, Burn sees them putting their irresistibly absurdist stamp on paranoid thrillers from Enemy of the State to The Bourne Identity. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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