I thoroughly enjoyed the slow breakdown of the characters in this movie, it opens with the main focus of the movies journey on Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich), losing his job he heads home to an un appreciative wife Katie Cox played by Tilda Swinton who seems to be in everything I watch at the moment. She is having an affair with Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney) whos wife is also having one. They are all being followed by suspicious looking black cars, Harry thinks its the CIA, FBI or NSA.
Whilst this is going on, Katie Cox wants a devorce and obtains a CD of Osbournes finaces and information. This gets accidently left at a local gym where dim witted Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt) finds it and thinks its top secret government information. With the help of Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand), who thinks this is a great opportunity to pay for cosmetic surgery she wants.
They attempt to blackmail an uncomprising Osbourne cox, which Pitt plays beutifully, a really funny sequence of attempts to get money, including them taking the info to the Russian embassy. Whilst this is happening, Harry is now dating Linda via online dating, infact Harry is having several affairs, and is a little jumpy to Chads suprise. I wont ruin it for you.
With the russians involved the US government become concerned, they have no idea whats going on but they think its big and keep a close eye on all parties involved.
The film concludes with a mixture of deaths and confusion, a confused US government. And a happy Linda.
This is much better than ive made it sound, reminds me of the genius of Fargo. The Coen brothers are experts at this type of genre, which to be honest doesn't have a name, I 'll call Coenism.
Stand out moment:
Harry uses Osbournes house during his affair with Katie and gets a shock from Chad. Which left me speechless for 5 minutes at least. Brilliant.
All in all 8/10