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If you enjoy the Coen brothers then you will enjoy this dark comedy.  Standard great acting from Matt Damon and Julian Moore.  The mark of a good actor – Matt Damon truly looks as ugly as his character is in the film (but in person, hubba hubba!!).  The little boy, Noah Jupe was really terrific as was show stealer who played the insurance agent.  You see Clooney’s directorial fingermarks all over this one from the music to the nod to movie making of the past.  One scene even reminded me of “Oh Brother…” when Clooney is in a jail mans outfit and looks just off camera.  While the story is reasonably predictable and slow moving in the beginning, there are a few nuggets of surprise.  While the comment is meant to be a social one, if you dig deep you can also see the political overture.  Date night movie for those who enjoy offbeat!

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