Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

A British American film noir drama directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Billy Bob Thornton.
A barber whose wife is cheating on him blackmails the man she is having an affair with in order to invest in a dry cleaning business. He kills the man his wife is sleeping with in self defense and the wife gets blamed.
This was pretty cool. It would be best to watch right before or after Bad Santa (2003) to see Billy Bob in opposite roles. The plot was complex and made me care what happened to the characters. The pacing was slow and black and white video added to the style. Billy Bob's heavy narration was also a positive point. Overall, exactly hitting the mark for being good without going much beyond it. I rate it good.

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