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Movie description from Yahoo Movies: An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt

As soon as I saw a preview for this morning, I knew I was gonna see it immediately. Brad Pitt as a somewhat less-than-bright gym employee? And that hair! It was awesome. Then there's the fact that Frances McDormand was in it. And I LOOOOVE Frances McDormand. John Malkovich is a plus and George Clooney is a bonus. LOL

Ok, so the basic premise of the movie is this: Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) is let go from his analyst position at the CIA. This prompts his wife, Katie (Tilda Swinton) to go ahead and proceed with the divorce that she had been considering. Somehow in all of this, a copy of Harry's computer files gets dropped in the women's locker room at Hardbodies, where Chad (Brad Pitt) and Linda (Frances McDormand) are personal trainers. Linda and Chad fall into a blackmail scheme that Linda is all for because it'll help pay for her plastic surgeries.

I say they fall into it because they didn't set out to blackmail Osbourne Cox. They were perfectly willing to be good samaritans and return his information (Chad calls it "shit"-very hilarious scene here) for a small reward but Osbourne Cox is not the type of guy who gives warm fuzzy feelings to others.

All right. Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand totally made this movie for me. I had myself some good laughs (two scenes in particular almost made me pee my pants) and all in all, it was a good movie. It wasn't an excellent movie, but it was good. If you're a fan of the Coen brothers or any of the actors listed above, definitely check it out. B+

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Dude, this sounds really interesting, I'd like to watch it..great review sweetie!

I want to watch this one too. It looks funny. Good review!

This is on my list of flicks I want to see!

Can't wait to see this one!

Thanks Rowena and Izzy. It is good and funny. I almost peed my pants TWICE. LOL

Teena - Good stuff.

Mollie - Make sure to let us know what you think! LOL

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