The Brothers Bloom: DVD Review
The Brothers Bloom
Released by Roadshow Entertainment
Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Weisz star in this drama about a pair
Brody and Ruffalo are Stephen and Bloom, who've spent all of their lives
getting by thanks to various scams and plots. But Bloom (a light comic turn from
Adrien Brody) yearns for more - he wants a real life rather than one that's the
result of their continuing deceits.
One day Bloom meet NY heiress Penelope (an enchanting Rachel Weisz) and falls
in love - despite their plans to scam her, the trio end up entangled in their
own ways as Penelope becomes addicted to their thrill seeking ways.
However, one last heist involving a book trapped in a Prague museum and
Robbie Coltrane's Maximillian could prove to be their undoing.
The Brothers Bloom is a quirky character piece which has plenty of "What
the??" moments thanks to odd visual moments. It starts off with gusto but runs a
little foul of itself towards the end.
However, there is quite an emotional pay off at the end - and thanks to good
solid performances from all involved, The Brothers Bloom is a breezy
refreshingly different film.
Extras: Featurette, deleted scenes and a theatrical trailer
make me feel there's been some sleight of hand somewhere.