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Burn After Reading

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Restricted 16

Restricted to persons 16 years and over.

NOTE: Contains violence,offensive language and sex scenes

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Description

Intelligence is relative.

A disk containing the memoirs of an alcoholic and former CIA agent, Ozzie Cox (John Malkovich), ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) who attempt to sell it. An oversexed, fanatically fit, lactose-intolerant federal marshal, Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney) unexpectedly gets entangled in the blackmail scheme.

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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
Release date NZ
February 25th, 2009
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
105
Genre
  • Comedy
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
5050582596670
Product ID
2734854

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