Burn After Reading
A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official’s (Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.
The employees of a fitness center plan to blackmail a former CIA agent and when things go wrong, the comedy begins. It all stems from a CIA official’s memoirs falling into the hands of a couple of the fitness center’s employees.
There are some funny moments in the film, including physical comedy when George Clooney’s character punches Brad Pitt’s character in the nose while they are sitting in a parked vehicle. Pitt’s reaction is great. However, there aren’t enough of these funny moments to sustain the audience’s interest. The film also includes some black humor, which I am not a fan of. There is very strong language in the film, an affair, and some bloody violence which prevents us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie as a family-friendly picture.