The Coens at their most underrated; a screwball comedy worthy of McCarey, Hawks, and Wilder. Features some of their strongest playfulness with tropes, this one eagerly attacking the cynical nature of the very structure of most romantic comedies. Clooney brings one of his best performances, channeling the Cary Grant persona that's always been deep down the reason he's popular and Catherine Zeta-Jones gives Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl a run for her money.
If this is the Coens at their worst then just give them a place in the Pantheon already.
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…