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The Brothers Bloom

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Rian Johnson

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Plot Summary

Academy Award winner® Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac), and Academy Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) star in The Brothers Bloom, a globe-trotting comedy about the last great adventure of the world's best con men. Welcome to the amazing world of The Brothers Bloom, where nothing is as it seems. The brothers have perfected the art of swindling fortunes through years of fraternal teamwork. Now they've decided to take on one last spectacular job-luring a beautiful and eccentric heiress into an elaborate plot that takes them around the world. For as long as they can remember, the Brothers Bloom have had only each other to depend on. From their childhood in a long series of gloomy foster homes to their highflying lives as international con artists, Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) have shared everything. Stephen brilliantly concocts intricate stories that the brothers live out, but he's still searching for the perfect con, the one where "everyone gets what they want." Meanwhile, Bloom yearns for "an unwritten life"-a real adventure, one not dreamed up by his old brother. Eager to retire, Bloom agrees to take part in one last grand scam. He insinuates himself into the life of Penelope (Rachel Wiesz), a bored, single New Jersey heiress. When a genuine romance begins to blossom between them, he is reluctant to exploit her naiveté, but Penelope has already taken the bait: She impulsively joins Bloom, Stephen and their "associate," a sexy Japanese explosives expert named Bang Bang (Rinko Kikuchi), on a freighter to Greece. Penelope is convinced she's happened upon the adventure of a lifetime and offers to bankroll a million dollar deal. As the quartet makes their way from Athens to Prague to Mexico to St. Petersburg, Penelope quickly becomes addicted to the illicit thrills. But as Stephen's elaborate web of deceit pulls tighter, Bloom begins to wonder if his brother has devised the most dangerous con of his life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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66%
  • Reviews Counted: 148
  • Fresh: 97
  • Rotten: 51
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even if you don't quite comprehend the ending (there seem to be 12 of them), you'll still feel the wallop of its consequences. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's all a con, but thanks to Johnson's way with characters and dialogue, we don't mind the hustle so long as we're rewarded along the way. – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2009

Rotten: Watching this movie is like being elbowed in the ribs for two consecutive hours. – Christopher Kelly, Dallas Morning News, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's not blockbuster material, but this clever picture is a romantic -- and genuinely amusing -- charmer. – Linda Barnard, Toronto Star, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

THANKS iTunes!!

Definitely worth the rent! Great balance of comedy, romance, action, mystery. Thanks for releasing this iTunes. I missed its release in theaters but finally got to check it out and see what all the hype is about...and now I know :)

Everyone needs to see this movie...One of my favorites

A movie that is so clever and unique, that you instantly realize you are watching a fresh new classic!

Rent This Tonight!

Great Writing, Great Directing, Great Acting...

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this... it's very unique in the best sense of the word.

The music is great too.

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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