Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA/United Kingdom, 1998. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films. Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Ethan Coen. Music by Carter Burwell. Production Design by Rick Heinrichs. Costume Design by Mary Zophres. Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tricia Cooke. Berlin Film Festival 1998. European Film Awards 1998.
Annoying Coen brothers film about mistaken identity has reprehensible loafer Jeff Bridges taking the heat from kidnappers when he is mistaken for a rich man with the same name as himself. Fans of John Goodman and Julianne Moore will enjoy how much they shine in their small roles, but Bridges is so unlikable you could only hate yourself for staying till the bitter end. Utter drivel, especially considering it followed the Coen Brothers’ classic Fargo.