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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 19 June 2009 (USA)
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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.

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Rian Johnson

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Rian Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Penelope
Adrien Brody ... Bloom
Mark Ruffalo ... Stephen
Rinko Kikuchi ... Bang Bang
Robbie Coltrane ... Curator
Maximilian Schell ... Diamond Dog
Ricky Jay ... Narrator (voice)
Zachary Gordon ... Young Bloom
Max Records ... Young Stephen
Andy Nyman ... Charleston
Noah Segan ... The Duke
Nora Zehetner ... Rose
Ram Bergman ... Himself
Craig Johnson Craig Johnson ... Apple Cart Vendor
Dubravko Jovanovic Dubravko Jovanovic ... Albino
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A pair of brothers - the Blooms, are probably the best con men in the world, Before they get out, they've decided to so one last hustle; as wine and dine an eccentric heiress the time of her life, with a romantic adventure, around the world. Written by Huggo

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They'd never let the truth come between them See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA

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English | French | Czech | Japanese

Release Date:

19 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penelope See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,400, 17 May 2009

Gross USA:

$3,531,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,530,764
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The card trick performed by Rachel Weisz took her a month to learn, practicing every day. The shot itself took eleven takes. See more »

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When Stephen rings the doorbell outside Max's apartment in Prague, Max blasts his front door with a shotgun; the circle of wood in the door that will be blasted out is visible before the gunshot. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: As far as con man stories go, I think I've heard them all. Of grifters, ropers, faro-fixers; tails drawn long and tall. But if one bears a bookmark in the confidence man's tome, it would be that of Penelope, and of the brothers Bloom.
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The Fabulist
Written and Performed by Nathan Johnson
Courtesy of Choplogic Music - Under license from Nathan Johnson
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disappointing and half-cooked
19 October 2009 | by krzysiektomSee all my reviews

Well what a disappointment. A story cooked up by a self-involved, arrogant "auteur" who thinks he is just sooo smart and sophisticated. Everything about it is phony, no character looks like a real person, especially the females. No person like the Raquel Weisz character ever existed or will exist, so what is the point??? The story is completely unrealistic and makes no sense. The least of all I was impressed when the director cheated us into thinking the Weisz character lived in New Jersey and that the castle was in America, when it was clear it was all shot in central Europe. They are supposed to be phenomenal con-men yet their final trick is exactly like the trick they do in the beginning. Even the naive Weisz character can see through it. The story in Prague is ridiculous and then there is this stupid, impossible car crash which they all survive untouched. The movie is a total mess, it is not good as a criminal story, not good as a heist movie, not good as a thriller, as a love story maybe not that bad but too unrealistic to care about the characters. Strange that Hollywood gave funds for a fancy, senseless mess like this.


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