Everett, Pete, and Delmar, three chained inmates, escape from a work detail in 1930’s southern United States. They’re off to recover a cash horde hidden by Everett before his arrest. Pursued by lawmen, they need to hurry before the valley the treasure is hidden before it is flooded. On their lighthearted adventure, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, our three leads face a wide variety characters and obstacles along the way. This adventure is more like “Big Fish” than “National Treasure”. If “Big Fish” was just the stories as told by the dad, I think the feel and tone of the two movies would be very similar.
Watching the comedic journey progress you may wonder how all these seemingly random events are connected, but the film comes to a satisfying and reasonable conclusion. As a parent that often doesn’t get two hour blocks of free time, especially without the kids around, I often watch movies spread over multiple days. I recommend watching “O Brother” in one sitting. Too much time between seeing the beginning and end could reduce the impact of the film.
I won’t let my mini-reviewers watch it yet. There’s a lot a casual course language and some racial slurs I wouldn’t want repeated in the grocery store aisle. There’s a sexual scene with wet clothed women and several scenes of moderate violence. This one lands squarely in its PG-13 rating.
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