This one was spoiled by Ben Kingsley in Lucky Number Slevin. I wasn’t hoping to be enthralled. Despite knowing the ending, the first few minutes left me perplexed. I was racking my brains to decode as there aren’t any red herrings but as the story unfolds Hitchcock gives you a lot to unpack. It’s a well-constructed case of mistaken identity coupled with a melodramatic romantic comedy, and a spy thriller all rolled into one. A few scenes were breathtaking in signature Hitchcock style. I must say, a few plot points seemed a bit out of the blue, but the wits and mystery keep you engrossed.
After watching 9 hour-long episodes, you still wonder who Anna really is, and how she becomes a part of New York’s elite by masquerading as a German heiress. It would have been gratifying to know how a 20 something girl cons her way into living a lavish lifestyle among the who’s-who and almost start an expensive private club in the heart of Manhattan with zero capital. It’s a ‘never never nest’, we know that, but as a viewer, it left…
I believe I'm in the minority here, I felt Fargo is highly overrated. I don't see what the majority sees. I read raving reviews which rose my expectations but it's a run-of-the-mill crime film touted as a thriller. If it's an acquired taste, maybe I need to watch more Coen Brothers' movies.
It's a decent plot—a frustrated husband wants his wife kidnapped for a ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. The kidnappers are one-of-a-kind. Obviously, the plan goes down the tubes…