Barton Fink (John Turturro) is a Broadway playwright lured to Hollywood with the promise of untold riches by a boorish studio chieftain. Despising the film capital and everything it stands for, Fink comes down with an acute case of writer's block. He is looked after by a secretary who has been acting as a ghost writer for an alcoholic screenwriter. Also keeping tabs on Fink is a garrulous traveling salesman, the most likeable, stable character in the picture. Then comes the plot twist to end all plot twists, which plunges Barton Fink into a surreal nightmare.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Twisty and unsettling, the Coen brothers' satirical tale of a 1940s playwright struggling with writer's block is packed with their trademark sense of humor and terrific performances from its cast.
Bizarre Hollywood dream factory. Teens only.
Cast & Crew
- 20th Century Fox
- © 1991 Circle Films, Inc.
- English (Stereo)
- French (Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)
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