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Burn After Reading – Should be called “Burn Before Watching”

I sneaked this movie in to my Meryl viewing schedule since it arrived with some of the other movies and the preview made it look pretty funny. Wrong! It was horrible and not funny.

This movie will only appeal to you if you like shallow, greedy, selfish, adulterers whose bad behavior is heightened by their interaction with each other.

It’s a shame such a seasoned cast managed to be recruited into this train wreck of a movie.

Starring:

George Clooney (who was wonderful in “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?”)

Frances McDormand (Outstanding in “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”)

Supporting actors:

John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons, Of Mice & Men, The Man in the Iron Mask, etc.)

Tilda Swinton (Awesomely Terrifying in “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”)

Brad Pitt (Ocean’s Eleven, Seven, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, etc.)

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