Voice Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Eric Anderson, Juman Malouf, Michael Gambon, Robin Hurlstone, Hugo Guinness, Willem Dafoe, Wallace Wolodarsky, Jarvis Cocker, Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson, Karen Duffy, Brian Cox, Adrien Brody, Mario Batali …
Written by: Roald Dahl (book); Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach (screenplay)
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Genre: Wes Anderson is his own genre, as is Dahl. IMDb says “Animation/Adventure/Comedy”
Running Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Released: October 14, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
One of my favorites. I love Wes Anderson, and, as you know, I love Adrien Brody. When they work together, it’s like Heaven on Earth for me. Adrien had a simple voice cameo in this one, but I wanted to include it anyway.
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Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, and Maximillian Schell
Written by: Rian Johnson
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Genre: Comedy, Adventure/Caper, a bit of Romance
Running Time: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Released: September 9, 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
As some of you know, I also write for a movie blog called MovieBabble. I recently did a piece about The Brothers Bloom over there. *Note: that piece contains some minor spoilers, as it’s a retrospective for the 10th anniversary, not a review. If you’d like to read it, you can find it right here.
Adrien plays “Bloom” (no first name is ever given), a semi-willing partner in con to his brother, Stephen (Ruffalo). The two have run scams for years, with Bloom usually playing the charming one who approaches the mark. Bloom wonders who he really is, after a lifetime of his brother writing roles for him. And he wants out.
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Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeff Wincott, Kari Wuhrer, Burt Young, Holly Gagnier, Ralph George
Writer: John Bradshaw
Director: John Bradshaw
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Release: August, 1997 (Canada), February 10, 1998 (U.S.)
MPAA Rating: R
The title alone should tell you this one is a comedy. The Undertaker’s Wedding is definitely just for laughs, there’s nothing overly deep or meaningful going on. If you’ve seen films like Mafia! and Corky Romano, you’ll have some idea of what to expect here. It’s a semi-slapstick comedy about an undertaker named Mario Bellini (Brody) who gets most of his work from mafia killings.
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