Wednesday, January 02, 2008

In Bruges

Okay, so this is not a movie review precisely, but I've just discovered that the trailer for In Bruges is up.

I haven't mentioned this movie in the blog before, but anyone who knows me knows I will not shut up about this movie. I haven't even seen it, but I had the chance to read the script.

And let me tell you something: it is the funniest goddamn script I have ever read. And I've read scripts to produced movies, movies I found funny, that didn't make me laugh on the page. But In Bruges made me crack the fuck up. It's the only script that I've wanted to read again immediately after finishing it.

It's very British humor, and it's very dark humor. The movie is about people who kill for a living, and (slight spoilers) it does not have a happy ending. If you saw and liked Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, I think you'll love this. It's funny on the page, and the writer (Martin McDonaugh) is also the director, so I trust that the comedy translated perfectly to the screen. It's funny and sad and violent. It's like a Tarantino comedy.

And my God, what a cast! Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes? Oh, this movie's going to rule.

I don't want to ruin anything, but I think that the trailer fails to do the film justice or really make it clear who the audience is or what the kind of tone of the movie is. If you like Tarantino, if you like British gangster movies, you HAVE to see In Bruges.

That's all for now. It comes out March 7. Plan to see it.


Rin said...


Andrew Glazebrook said...

Not heard of this movie before, I'll have to look it up some more !!