The Brothers Bloom

Published May 9, 2009 by Graham


High school noir mystery Brick propelled director Rian Johnson into cult status four years ago, but The Brothers Bloom is poised to introduce a much wider audience to the filmmaker’s anachronistic charm. Depicting the bond of brotherhood through a team of fraternal con artists played by dramaturgical heartthrobs Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo (who also appears in Where the Wild Things Are), the film is an epic adventure pastiche spanning the globe, chock full of aesthetic eye candy. In the process of pulling off “one last con” on bored millionaire mark Rachel Weisz (who actually turns out to be kind of hilarious– who knew?), the titular Blooms weave a twist-filled tale that’s just plain old-fashioned fun. If only all action-packed popcorn films were as exciting and stimulating as this! Check out the trailer, and while you’re on that page, note the weird Photoshop chop-job some marketers did on the production still posted above– who shoulders are those, really, Ruffalo?

Also check out the clip below of the opening sequence in which Max Records AKA Max from WTWA plays young Ruffalo. Mark Recommended him for the job after working together on Wild Things. We love Max!

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4 comments so far

  1. gavin brown says:

    yeah I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out only two more weeks

  2. Ruffin Reddy says:

    I saw the movie. It was cute. But about a half hour before the end, I had to go pee. After I peed, I wasn’t compelled to return to the theater, so I went across the street for ice cream. The ice cream was cute, too.

  3. [...] show up at Colette in Paris. Many great pictures including pictures of none other than our own Max Records and the one and only Mark Gonzales. Matt shot photos on set a couple times. I think he is going to [...]

  4. [...] into complete Hollywood radio silence– they flew to Serbia, for instance, so Max could shoot The Brothers Bloom– they’ve remained for the most part sheltered from the PR machine in their hometown of [...]