I am dying of heat here. I have no AC, I have 2 fans going, the windows are wide open, and I am still hot.
So in honor of my suffering (and the phenomenal new anthology series) I am going to be talking to you about Fargo.
The Coen Brothers had been making movies for over ten years before they really got noticed in 1996 with their darkly comical movie about a true story that may or may not have happened set in the cold and wintery city of Fargo, North Dakota.
Now Fargo is full of bumbling idiots and quirky folk. The film stars William H. Macy as Jerry Lundegaard, Steve Buscemi as Carl Showalter and Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson. Each of their paths intersect throughout the film resulting in a morbidly hilarious finale.
The series that just started on FX takes the roots of the town, the quirkiness and the atmosphere but tells a completely different story. If you haven’t been watching it, I suggest yo start.
Anyway, the movie was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, only one less than No Country for Old Men just 11 years later, and won two. Frances McDormand picked up a well deserved Best Actress and the Coen’s picked up Best Original Screenplay.
So, if you’re as hot as me and need a movie to cool down and laugh at, check out Fargo if you haven’t.
And if you like it, might I suggest checking out the show as well. Either way you won’t be disappointed.