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7MATE, 9.30pm, AV15+ ( 2008)

This Joel and Ethan Coen film in the “idiot tril­ogy” for Ge­orge Clooney, along­side O Brother, Where Art Thou? and In­tol­er­a­ble Cru­elty, isn’t ex­actly one of their more solemn ef­forts. The plot in­volves fit­ness in­struc­tors Chad and Linda ( Brad Pitt and Frances McDor­mand), who find a com­puter disk be­long­ing to a for­mer CIA agent ( John Malkovich) and see it as a ticket to wealth. The Coens’ fo­cus is more on the tan­gle of re­la­tion­ships and ban­ter than on pre­sent­ing a straight­for­ward story, but is a won­der­ful show­case of the Coens’ ec­cen­tric style. Splen­did ef­forts from the cast en­sure its place among their best come­dies.

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