The Brothers Bloom

(2009)

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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Watch the First 7 Minutes of ‘The Brother's Bloom’!

Hulu has just posted the first seven minutes of the upcoming film, The Brothers Bloom, which will be released on May 15 in New York and Los Angeles and May 29 nationwide. Click below to watch the opening moments of the film, with an introduction from writer/director Rian Johnson and narration by Ricky Jay.

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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Brand New ‘The Brothers Bloom’ Trailer

Yahoo! Movies has just released a brand new trailer for The Brothers Bloom, which will hit theaters nationwide on May 15. Click below to see this new trailer for the film which stars Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz and Rinko Kiguchi.

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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Summit Postpones ‘The Brothers Bloom’

Just a week from its limited release, Summit has pushed the release of Rian Johnson's quirky con-man pic The Brothers Bloom out of its Dec. 19 slot and has set the new limited release to May 15, widening the film two weeks later. The film originally was slated to widen Jan. 16.

According to Variety, Summit has had one of the fall's biggest breakouts in Twilight, which has generated a significant amount of revenue and become a priority for the company. A spokesperson, however, said the decision to move The Brothers Bloom was not influenced by Twilight but by the glut of specialized titles during the holiday season.

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Official ‘The Brothers Bloom’ Website Launched

Inside the site you can download some posters, with the "huge" size as the actual movie poster size, read up on these unique characters, check out a synopsis and hilarious "Q&A" session, read some early reviews and other articles on the film, including our own Edit Bay Visit and even learn about some of the filmmakers favorite con-man movies and some suggested reading on the art of grifting.

The Brothers Bloom is set for release on December 19, in limited release, and will expand on January 16, 2009 to a wide release.

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EDIT BAY VISIT: Delve Inside the Conniving World of ‘The Brothers Bloom’

After that he showed us the brief opening sequence, which is narrated by actor and master magician Ricky Jay, who Johnson was obviously a big fan of since there was an old poster for one of Ricky Jay's magic shows framed on the wall. The opening sequence starts off with the title displayed in a huge, Chicago-esque sign of lights, which Johnson later added was actually built for the movie and was 30 feet tall. The opening sequence goes back to the brothers, Bloom (Brody) and Stephen (Ruffalo), as young lads and it showed the first con they ever pulled off, augmented by the delightful narration by Ricky Jay (although he only narrates that one part and not the entire film), and it really gets the film off to a great start.

The sequence we saw next takes us to Bloom and Stephen as adults, with Bloom fed up with the con world and he tried to escape the clutches of his brother Stephen, who's been planning these cons their whole life. The segment starts with Stephen finding Bloom, through their (virtually) silent partner and explosives expert, Bang Bang, played amazingly by Babel Oscar nominee, Rinko Kiguchi. Stephen talks Bloom into the proverbial "one last score" to con this amazingly rich and eccentric woman named Penelope (Rachel Weisz). They go out to her ridiculously-lavish estate that she resides in all by herslef, and we see her pull up in a Big Bird-yellow Lamborghini that she cavalierly crashes into a huge statue. She gets out unscathed and aloof, not really caring about her pricey auto that's ruined. While Bloom, Stephen and Bang Bang talk about their easy mark, we see a truck drive up with another identical brand new Lamborghini. Hilarious! They talk some more and Bloom is hooked, but it seems partially by her beauty, of course. The whole sequence had me laughing practically the whole time, and blown away by Johnson's amazingly-crisp comedic writing. It should also be noted that the score is just right on the money and was scored by Johnson's cousin, Nathan Johnson, who also scored Brick.

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Trailer for ‘The Brothers Bloom’ Revealed

The film stars Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz and Mark Ruffalo.