No Country for Old Men (2007)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast: Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald, Javier Bardem
Synopsis: While hunting Llewellyn Moss (Josh Brolin), stumbles upon a group of dead Mexicans and a lot of Heroin, he follows a trail of blood and finds a satchel with 2 million dollars in it which he decides to take. He decides to go back later that evening and he is attacked by two men and is forced to leave his truck. When he gets back home he tells his wife Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald) to pack up her things to go stay with her mom for a while until he can sort this whole situation out. Enter Anton Chigurgh (Javier Bardem), who the money was originally supposed to go to and now he is after Llewellyn for the money. Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), after realizing who they are dealing with in Chigurgh tries to get Carla Jean to tell her where Llewellyn is so he can help him. Now Llewellyn is in for the fight of his life as the seemingly unstoppable Chigurgh seeks to claim what is his and kill him for the inconvenience.
Trivia: Anton Chigurgh and Llewellyn Moss (played by Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin respectively) are seen dressing injuries a total of five times in the movie. Five is also the number of locks that Anton breaks in the movie. Josh Brolin was making Grindhouse when he was turned on to role of Moss. He asked the film’s director Robert Rodriguez if he could borrow a video camera for his audition tape, and he ended up having his audition elaborately shot with the theatrical camera they were using, directed by Quentin Tarantino, and with Marley Shelton as Carla Jean. When the Coens saw Brolin’s tape, their response was that they loved the lighting.
Why I think you should see this: I really love the Coen Brother’s as I stated earlier and this is the best film that the two officially directed together and it also netted them Best Director Oscars. Josh Brolin is pretty awesome in his star turning role and Tommy Lee Jones is his usual solid self. This film is owned by Javier Bardem who turns in one of the best villainous portrayals in years. Definitely the Best Picture of 2007. This movie is a great film and I suggest you check it out sometime.