Background Of The Film

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Film’s title card

O Brother Where Art Thou” is a film that brings us true and pure bluegrass music and traditional folksongs, along with it is a great story.

The film was released in October 19, 2000. It premiered during the American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival. The film had a budget of $26 million and grossed over $71 million worldwide.

The film was well received by the general audience and was given an average rating by the critics. “O Brother Where Art Thou” received a 77% score on Rotten Tomatoes with an audience score of 89%. The film also holds a Metacritic score of 69 putting the rating at around average to good.

The film also comes with some awards and recognition.

Roger Deakins was acknowledged or recognized for his work and was one of those named for the Academy Award’s Outstanding Achievement Award and ASC for his cinematography.

The film was also put up for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography in the 73rd Academy Awards. The film also got nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and also had actor George Clooney take the Best Actor Award for it.

The Synopsis of “O Brother Where Art Thou”

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Screengrab of the main trio, Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), Pete (John Turturro) and Everett (George Clooney)

The film follows the trio of escape convicts Delmar, Pete and Everett. Set in the year 1937 in Mississippi, the trio successfully escapes from their chain gang and go off searching for a supposed treasure. All the while, they are pursued by the relentless sheriff Cooley and his bloodhound. On their adventure, the trio meets colorful people and end up in different situations that they try to get out off.

Take a listen to one of the film’s official soundtrack “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow”.

Initial View On “O Brother Where Art Thou”

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Screengrab of the barn scene

One of the common complaints or comments about the film is that it comes off as either just an okay film or the worst one when compared to different Coen Brothers films.

Though they may have a point there, I would say that this is still a good film or at least average but not worst.

Hey readers, thanks so much for making it this far in the article. I always appreciate you folks for reading, sharing and commenting. Part two of this article will come out tomorrow where I will go more in-depth on my thoughts on the film. Keep an eye out for it and again, thanks for reading.