Blood Simple

You may not have heard of this film – it was the first film made by the now-legendary Coen Brothers. It was an indie release made on a shoestring budget. The amazing thing about a good plot is that it makes the budget irrelevant. The film is about a woman who is about to leave her husband. She ends up falling for one of his employees as she is about to leave town. As you might suspect, this sets off a series of events that are…. well, wild. The best part about the plot is that all of the characters involved are only aware of some of the events, and even what they think they know is not always correct. This theme is consistent through the movie right up until the very last scene. I’ve long been a fan of the Coen Brothers and I think that this might be the best plot of any movie that they have made. That said, it is rather gritty and dark.

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Movie title: Blood Simple

Movie description: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Date published: 2010-04-30

Director(s): Joel Coen

Actor(s): John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Raquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Señor Marco, William Creamer, Loren Bivens, Bob McAdams, Shannon Sedwick, Nancy Finger, William Preston Robertson, Holly Hunter, Barry Sonnenfeld

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

My Review

You may not have heard of this film – it was the first film made by the now-legendary Coen Brothers. It was an indie release made on a shoestring budget. The amazing thing about a good plot is that it makes the budget irrelevant. The film is about a woman who is about to leave her husband. She ends up falling for one of his employees as she is about to leave town. As you might suspect, this sets off a series of events that are…. well, wild. The best part about the plot is that all of the characters involved are only aware of some of the events, and even what they think they know is not always correct. This theme is consistent through the movie right up until the very last scene. I’ve long been a fan of the Coen Brothers and I think that this might be the best plot of any movie that they have made. That said, it is rather gritty and dark.

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