Fargo

{5/5} “I’m not sure that I agree with ya 100% on your policework there, Lou.”

Fargo, released in 1996

Jerry is a car salesman who’s in need of some money. He comes up with a scheme to have some less than savoury characters kidnap his wife. His wife’s wealthy parents will pay the ransom and Jerry will pocket half of it. When Jerry unexpectedly makes a great deal, he wants to cancel the kidnapping — but he can’t get ahold of the kidnappers. Things go downhill from there.

It’s a brilliant movie, although some parts are fairly disturbing. It has perfect actors, characters, and situations. It’s also very funny.

The Midwestern accents and friendliness of the characters is part of the charm of this movie.

Marge and Norm’s relationship, unlike all the other relationships in the movie, is delightful.

Stars Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi. Directed by the Coen Brothers (The Man Who Wasn’t There). The music by Carter Burwell is mysterious — I particularly like the main theme.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

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