Monday, April 7, 2014


So this is my new "when I think of a movie I should watch, I'll call it Film Club" Film club discussion post!

Fargo is one of those movies that I actually sort of remember when it came out (I was young okay) and it won a lot of awards and stuff and people were all about the Northern accents, etc. Lol.

I knew it had to do with snow and crime and that was basically it. But like, all the film critics I enjoy reading loooove The Coen Brothers so I figured it was a good bet. Plus, with FX doing a new limited series, I thought it would be worth checking out.

So I watched it! I really don't have a lot of deep thoughts about it! I read an essay by Catherine Falsani in her book about the Coen Brothers, "The Dude Abides" and while I think she makes some nice points--this movie didn't particularly strike any chord with me.

But I enjoyed it anyway? It was funny and interesting and different and really gave me that vibe of when people plan a war and think it's all going to be great and then everything gets messy and falls apart really fast--that's what these criminals felt like, lol.

Anyway, Falsani talks about how Marge represents the morality in this world--or the unexpected grace that can be found a la Flannery O'Connor's works. And it's really true that she's a remarkable character of grace and kindness. She's even pregnant representing all the hope in the world, aw. And smart and capable! It's great.

Um, hoping someone comes along with some great insights! Movies, like books, can be hard for me to have a discussion about--it's like I need for there to be something that really speaks to me for me to have something to say. It doesn't mean I didn't like the movie, though! Thumbs up!


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