The Brothers Bloom ★★

"The trick to not feeling cheated is to learn how to cheat."

Fuck, this felt long.

The movie is so poorly paced it hurts.

The Brothers Bloom gets amusing for a bit, especially when Penelope is out to rescue a book, but then it doesn't end... and it drags more and more... and then it keeps going.

The acting's good, and Penelope is a delight, but I still didn't find the movie engaging.

I love the one-legged cat. I want that cat.

I also like this quote:
"I'm not thrilled they set this in Mexico. There could be legitimate reasons, but Mexico's- and I don't like to simplistically vilify an entire country- but Mexico's a horrible place."