Starring: William Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Director: Joel Coen
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Crime | Drama | Thriller | 1996
Fargo is one of those movies that I have always heard of, but never actually watched. I had no idea it was based on something real… if that’s even true. IMDB doesn’t have it listed as a biography/history movie so perhaps that opening read was a lie to make it more thrilling. To be honest, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, MO is the first movie I can say I have seen Frances McDormand in. That’s not to say I haven’t seen any with her in it, just the first one I remember and knew who she was. So watching Fargo, with her all young and pregnant was interesting.
The movie is about a husband and father, played by William Macy, who wants money from his father-in-law, but refuses to ask for help due to the awful relationship the two have. So, he hires two men, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare, to kidnap his wife in order to get a ransom payment. Well, let’s just say that it doesn’t go according to plan. Many people die and the plot has twists and turns in the story line that make it fairly interesting to watch.
I will say, that by the end of the film I was getting a tad bored. Macy’s character slowly unraveling, McDormand’s character pushing and hoping to solve the murders in her town, and just every falling apart for the poor man and his family even though it’s his own fault. Because I got bored, I don’t really know how it ended. Other than that whole wood chipper thing…
The accents in this movie became super annoying after awhile. And I know I shouldn’t judge, because I truly believe that people probably speak like that up in Fargo, close to the Canadian border (fact check?), but that’s another reason why I couldn’t really finish the film. I’ll go ahead and give this film an “okay” rating. I don’t think I would watch it again, but it’s not terrible.
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