Forgot to blog about this earlier in the week.
When I first saw this last year I was disappointed. I blame this entirely on the marketing campaign, which played up the actual spy/CIA angle.
Burn After Reading is just classic dumb guy humor – very similar to The Ladykillers in the Coens’ oeuvre. It is very, very funny. I didn’t really “get” The Big Lebowski the first time, either.
Two problems, though. I think, maybe, they went a *little* overboard on the silly faces stuff. I mean, come on. . .
Also, the ending stinks. It just ends. Period. I felt like it needed a few more short scenes – or at least visuals to go over the JK Simmons wrap-up. Odd.