The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom Summary and Synopsis

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. The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world. The Brothers Bloom Wiki

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They'd never let the truth come between them...

The Brothers Bloom (2009)

The Brothers Bloom Comments & Critics

The Brothers Bloom Movie Reviews

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- Horrible1 star

Depressing. What brain dead editor categorized this as a comedy? Terrible film.

- completely overrated! Awful!1 star

I don't understand what anyone could've ever liked about this movie. It was an already terribly written plot that was helped towards the path of disaster by the horrible acting and the fact that for a comedy it was no funny at all. I'm not a cynical person either, this movie actually looked alright but upon actually seeing it I was shocked at how bad it was.

- Boom!5 star

First time I saw it,I was completely confused.but after the second I understood and realized how amazing this film is.it was a very witty movie.Bang Bang did the best comedy.her facial expressions and actions said it all.the cards were very amazing too.how they incorporated em with the main characters.the ending was very heartfelt.One of my favorite movies even though nobody understands why.

- nonsensical3 star

The plot twists are on par with a backwoods attitude of a redneck. This movie is for stupid people who fancy themselves einstiens

- A must see, a must listen! great music5 star

Music often makes a movie and so it is in this great subtle love comedy. Definitely worth watching, get the music on iTunes :)

- Buy it!5 star

As of March 10, 2011 The Brothers Bloom is available to buy on iTunes, but not to rent. However, I'm glad I bought it because it's my favorite Rachel Weisz movie yet!

- Best Flop of 20085 star

I looked up the film gross and this went the way of "Hudson Hawk". I think the problem is the film is a smart film. If you loved Brick and unique well written character stories buy or rent this film.

- Cool5 star

You either need to be really smart or observant to really appreciate the film. But if you do get it it's a really funny movie. At the end it's really sad.

- Fav!5 star

You kinda have to pay close attention to the movie if not you'll think it's really boring. Everything is well put together and the music was abstract which is perfect for the movie. People who think it's stupid like fast pacing movies, this one takes along time but it's worth every penny.

- the brothers bloom5 star

perfect? it's possible

- Why?5 star

People keep dissing this movie, yet why? It is one of my faves because it takes brains to figure out, and I love the way Rian put it together.

- The Brothers Bloom5 star

One of my favorite movies!

- Brothers Bloom5 star

I loved this movie. It's quirky, kinda like a Coen Brothers movie, i.e. Raising Arizona. But it's a movie that doesn't feed you, you have to think. Plus… I got it! I think the negative reviews are from those that didn't get it. In that way it's like Pulp Fiction; you either get it or you don't and that's OK.

- BEST MOVIE EVER5 star

Very original and my all time favorite movie! Thank you for releasing it on iTunes!

- the best movie i've seen in a while5 star

This is by far one of the best movies i've seen. Just looking at it you can tell that the actors had a good time making this. Except, perhaps, Brody who has mastered the art of looking depressed. This combined with an amazing script, that had an ending that I didn't see coming, and a list of stellar locatioins from all over the world, makes it one of the best movies of the decade. Pity no one's heard of it.

- Quirky, Hilarious!5 star

I'm so surprised this didn't get advertised at all- I missed it in theaters. This is quality humor that's a little offbeat, a little eccentric, but in the best way possibles. Great acting by Weisz and Brody. It has a fun plot, but it is also not devoid of emotion or meaning-- this is a real, quality movie, not a fluff piece.

- Histerical and absolutely amazing5 star

OHMIGOODNESS this is one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen, I absolutely ADORE Bang Bang, she is so witty and hilarious and crazy with all those explosives. SERIOUSLY PEOPLE if you havent seen this movie then you have been missing out!!! <3

- eh...2 star

This looked promising-like a stylized con movie. While it had some fun moments, it was entirely un-clever! There just weren't many smart, golden, or funny moments, and the ending left me questioning why I had lasted so long. Simply put, it wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, but it barely made a C- rating. It was uninspiring and pretty dull. It could have been brilliant! The acting was good, and the general idea was sassy, but the execution was lacking.

- The perfect con is where everyone gets what they want.5 star

I think that will forever be my favorite quote now. Ignore the comments saying how this sucked and isn't comedy blah blah blah. If you have an iq higher than that of a chimp you will most likely love it. I have certain standards that make a movie magnificent in my opinion and this one passed with flying colors. The ending always makes me sad but it is thought provoking and well written. Oh the horrors it makes you have to think! :P Really though rent it and if you don't love it sue me for all I care.

- Mad as heck I did not listen to the reviews I had connected with: HORRIBLE MOVIE!1 star

Oh but I am so angry with myself. I read reviews and connected with the writers of those reviews but I said to myself "How can this possibly be bad with these three actors in this movie? Not possible!" The music they selected for this entire movie was so completely stupid and disjointed and messy and sloppy and a real mood killer that any possible enjoyment I could have had was lost. The card tricks that the writer and director kept trying to make so cool looking in this movie were STUPID and distracting. I don't mind weird movies - I actually really liked The Life Aquatic ... the style of which I believe this writer and director were trying to emulate. But this movie? STUPID STUPID STUPID. I am telling you DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. It's just all wrong. Tried so hard to be cool. But all completely wrong.

- The Brothers Bloom1 star

Naive and boring movie

- Quite Simply, the most enjoyable film of 20095 star

From the first frame of the film with Ricky Jay's narration over the prologue, the movie had me. The visual wit and wonderful dialog, and humorus and thought provoking scenes just don't stop. Rachel Weisz is wonderful, as are Ruffalo and Brody. I think you will find the film a wonderfully entertaining diversion. During it's brief theatrical release, my wife and I went back and saw it twice within two weeks. The film bares reviewing as you discover things you missed the first time around. Watch carefully, as this film makes wonderful use of the visual storytelling; many things may be happening in the background that are just too wonderful! In my opinion, the most enjoyable film of 2009.

- I love this movie!!!!!5 star

Bang bang was hilarious and it was really clever and well thought out!!!

- Superb!5 star

Well crafted, beautiful, funny, witty, engaging...one of my favorite films!

- Rian Johnson is amazing. fact.5 star

Again Rian Johnson gives us something amazing. I absolutely recommend this movie as well as his first movie, Brick (which has Nora Zehetner, in all her hotness, in a much bigger role than she has in Brothers Bloom). But really, smart directing and an even smarter script that is still very funny. great movie

- Want to buy this highly enjoyable movie!5 star

I'm only slightly biased because of Adrien Brody, but I loved this movie from beginning to end. It's quirky, funny, with a plot that keeps you thinking (even if it slightly leans in the direction of "predictable"). I found it to have a perfect blend of humor, romance, and suspense, all carried along by a great cast. But I want to buy this movie! Please, iTunes, make this movie available for purchase!

- Con!!3 star

What I thought would have made the movie better is if they would cut that scene from Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn where Kirk screams, "Kahn" really loudly while he's trapped in the genesis cave, onto the end of this movie.

- D+2 star

Brothers Bloom was lacking in so many areas... The plot was very hazy and hard to map out. The characters were shallow, void of any true depth. The humor tried and failed. I didn't enjoy this film.

- Fun but predictable3 star

I was torn as to how to rate this film. The first half is lots of fun and starts off strong, thus making it worth the rental. However, about half way through, you may find yourself wondering, "When is this thing going to end?" After a few false starts (or more aptly, endings!), it finally concludes. My biggest complaint was how predictable things ended up being.

- Really how can you write a review1 star

Look stop writing reviews with a essay it's either good bad or great this one sucked

- I wish I could get my money back1 star

Talentless, boring, waste of time; the movie is just a rip off, just like producers planned it.

- Mark Ruffalo Fan3 star

I was excited to see this film as I think MF is a marvelous actor; something about him that is very likable, and I'm glad he didn't quit acting, he has a smart mom. Moving on---As much as I wanted to really like this film, I found a few things wrong with it. First and foremost, I wasn't quite sure about the time period. If you notice the characters' wardrobe they seemed to be lost in time, an apparel that is indicative of an earlier period, perhaps the 40s, or 20s? I found them not to be in synchrony with the present day. But, perhaps that was the director's point, the whole movie being told from an allegorical perspective. The second, the development of the characters, and it wasn't that the actors didn't give fine performances, but I'd like to have seen more in the relationship with the brothers, clearly they loved each other dearly. In addition, where was Mark Ruffalo in regards to his relationship with other woman, clearly he was knowledgeable about love, but why does he stay away? Why was he so together---was having his brother around enough? This movie advances forward never caring too much about the impact the characters' action plan was going to have on their lives, all I cared about was the characters themselves. Here, is where I stress the movie's third weakness, the story wasn't as important as the character development or involvement within the story. It was almost as if the characters were misplaced in time and place, isolated. I felt like I was hanging out with them---but as a conscious observer, a spectator. It wasn't until the very end when the movie literally cons the viewer, "a flip of the card". Without spoiling the movie---the finality paints a picture of altruism, true love, true loss and new beginnings. I wanted to see more of the Cinque Terre. The cast is terrific and I enjoyed this film---"WOW!", they said.

- well worth the time4 star

clever script, energetic plot, beautiful styling and uniformely solid acting + casting (a rarity) make this a funny existential road picture.

- delightful5 star

How refreshing to discover a movie that actually surprises you in every scene. It's funny, clever, tender, exciting, and silly. A good one for thinking people. :)

- What A Dissapointment!1 star

This Film Was So Boring I Fell Asleep. Don't Rent This Unless You Are That Bored.

- No really Rache Weisz what were you thinking1 star

THis movie is a big waste of time and money (I can stomach the 4 bucks wasted but an hour wasted waiting for the movie to get better that makes me furious). I'm a movie fan and rarely criticize movies but this one has to be the worst of all. Yuck

- Everything you would want in a movie5 star

This movie is incredibly witty, smart, quirkly romanctic, and has action, mystery, and a meaning. The preformances were superb, as was the direction. Basically, if you want a good, intelligent film, watch this movie.

- Very good5 star

Don't miss this one! The actors are great, the story is good! I love how there are always little funny things happening! Bang bang was the funniest!

- Love this movie!!5 star

I love this movie. It's quirky, funny, touching, and just overall entertaining. The only problem I have is that it's not available to own ANYWHERE, not just iTunes. It's only available to rent, which makes no sense to me and bums me out because I want it. But definitely worth watching if you're at all curious about it.

- Meh2 star

Double meh!

- wow5 star

I loved it. It has a wonderfully quirky sense of humor along with a great spirit of adventure. One of the best films I've seen in several years.

- A great movie5 star

This is truly a great movie, with a great scenerio, great actors who play their characters with depth THe only thing missing is the BUY option !!!!

- Great - Except I wasn't fond of how it left off.4 star

Loved it except for one part, which I don't want to spoil. Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody were outstanding.

- Great flick!5 star

Wit, fast pace, humor, twists, great characters, great acting. Just good.

- One Hour Fifty Three Minutes I'd love to get back1 star

Please don't waste your time or money. There's a reason this didn't spend long in the theaters.

- Absolutely amazing, but more of a rental5 star

I don't review very many things, but I have to say that this movie impressed me. All of the actors fit into their roles perfectly, and the plot is complex and funny, but serious when neccesary. The only negative aspect that I can imagine is that the plot was a little too complex. It was "explained" at the end, but since there was so much information that they were throwing at you, it was incredibly easy to get lost. The silver lining to this is that without that, the movie would be an incredibly dull movie to watch twice, as most of the movie's aspects are based on the assumption that the audience doesn't know what is going to happen, just like the con men's victims. All in all, I would highly reccomend renting this movie, and if you deem it worth a replay, then by all means buy it. I would just consider the rewatchable facter when deciding whether to rent or buy.

- Seriously, see this movie.5 star

A truly rewarding film experience at a time where I'm not seeing a lot of really good or rewarding films, The Brothers Bloom is a film that really has to be seen to be believed. It's laugh-out-loud hilarious at times - so much so that you'll burst out laughing no matter when you're watching it (as my ill-timed 4am screening proved)! - and at other times so heartbreaking that you'll want to cry. An amazing masterpiece of storytelling that shows without always telling and a plot that keeps you guessing to the final seconds, this has easily moved into my top 10.

- Oooh boo... where's the BUY Movie option?4 star

Great movie, saw it in the theaters when it came out... Not that I'd mind watching it again, but I actually would like to own it as oppose to spending that extra bucks to just renting it.. C'mon iTunes, lets push for the "BUY" option!!

- AWESOME!5 star

Just finished watching it for the first time and it was amazing! It was the perfect movie. Definatly one of the best I have ever seen. It never got boring.

- Loved it5 star

Great actors, great story line, slightly predictable at the end but that didn't bother me. Fun to watch.

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jimmydreams - Lots of twists, good flick!4 star

This movie was thoroughly enjoyable. Great storyline and lots of twists. It was fun trying to figure out what what real and what was part of the 'con' that was being run on people. Great character development as well. Well worth the rent if you like movies like Oceans 11. It's a bit of a love story, "The Sting meets Oceans 11" and drama all rolled into one!

avijaira - A lot of fun!5 star

Excellent and a lot of fun ... you will definitely enjoy it.

Misfitius - Not gettin' it2 star

My wife and I watched this for about 20 minutes before we gave up. It's trying to be witty and clever in some way that I'm just not getting. Was there a plot? Not sure. Was there a point? Not sure. The whole thing was way over stylized to make it seem cool...or something. Bad haircuts, silent aloof supporting actress. Whatever.

F-Deezy - The Brothers Bloom5 star

Very good plot and performance by the actors. Creatively directed. Overall a very good movie.

clayhorste - Not a comedy1 star

I know that some folks who like movies such as "Benny and Joon" will like this movie, but if you are looking something that would compare with "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", keep looking. Maybe I have a commitment problem, but I just couldn't watch all of this movie. My wife fell asleep as well. I guess I will read a Neal Stephenson novel if I feel like being cerebral, but to me, this isn't comedy.

tlk1969 - bloody awesome flick. . .5 star

this is a must see for anyone of the Wes Anderson-esque, quirky, yet flawed character genre. I haven't seen 'Brick,' but I will now. . . Superlative cast, topped off by the absolutely gorgeous and endlessly talented, Rachel Weisz. I watched this movie twice in one day, and am considering renting/buying again today.

runen - A good movie!5 star

This is a movie definitely worth watching. Even though I was a bit tired a newer lost concentration or thought it was boring once. Recommended!

seldomlikeit - worsen as time passes2 star

This movie gets worse by the minute. The plot is flat and trivial.

amthrupm - Drunk and happy5 star

Plot 10, imagery 10, characters 10, themes 10

mwomack - Decent way to spend some time3 star

This movie was OK. Strong acting but because there was so much foreshadowing, the plot was telegraphed pretty far in advance. In other words, the trick endings weren't so tricky.

alexcharner - I adore this movie5 star

This is a beautiful movie about storytelling and how we live our lives, told through a caper. Following a great tradition forged by Paper Moon and F for Fake. Paper Moon will stay with you, through every tonal shift.

tomtom7 - booooooooring1 star

as much as I wanted to like this movie, it"s a big pretentious bore. Rachel Weitz is smashing. However: as good as it might have sounded on paper, this movie never really comes to life. Don't waste your time and rent something else...

copenhagenmama - Unique...5 star

Witty, classic fillm. Everyhting you'd want from a con movie, plus the quirky eccentricity of an outstanding cast. Just perfect!

tdurden5150 - exceptional5 star

great mix of everything...quirky, offbeat , great subtle humor and romance...

spacehog. - Rent This Tonight!5 star

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.

James1853 - THANKS iTunes!!5 star

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 :)

KeithAlan - Everyone needs to see this movie...One of my favorites5 star

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

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