Home
NEW TODAY
SCRIPT CONTESTS
FREE EVENTS
WATCH MOVIES
NEW MOVIES
FESTIVAL VIDEOS
PICTURES
READ POETRY
MOVIE SCENES
SUBMIT your FILM
POETRY CONTEST
DAILY PODCASTS
WATCH FREE FILMS
THE LAST RITE
2010 MOVIES
ACTORS
ACTRESSES
DIRECTORS
MOVIES by YEAR
FILM FRANCHISES
MOVIE GENRES
NOTES and IDEAS
WATCH VIRAL
GET OUR E-ZINE!
CONTACT US
TOP 100 Sex
FAQ
2011 MOVIES

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, 1994
Movie Review

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
TOP 100TOP 100 LISTS WEBSITE
Best of photos, movies, sex and everything else!
movie trailersMOVIE TRAILERS
SEE the UPCOMING films. Plus reviews!
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!

WATCH today's TOP SHORT FILMS
EXPLORE and WATCH the TOP PAGES on THE NET!!
wildcardWATCH the best of WILDCARD PICTURES!
wildcardWATCH - BEAUTIFUL short film!
wildcardWATCH - NOSTALGIA short film!
wildcardWATCH - EMBEDDED short film!
wildcardWATCH - YARDSALE short film!
wildcardWATCH - THE AUDITION short film!
wildcardWATCH - THE ADDICT short film!
wildcardWATCH - 48 short film!
wildcardWATCH - DIM SUM OF ITS PARTS short film!
TOP 100 MOVIESTOP 100 MOVIE PAGES
WATCH and SEE the best of film!
TOP 100 SEXTOP 100 SEX PAGES
WATCH and SEE the best of sex pages online!
TOP 100 SEXTOP 100 FUNNY VIDEOS on the NET!
WATCH the best in HISTORY!
NAKED SCENESWATCH the TOP 100 SEX VIDEOS on the NET!
SEE the best of sex online!!
WATCH MOVIESWATCH TOP 100 MOVIES Today
Best of NEW films on the NET!
TOP 100 MOVIESTOP 100 MOVIES of ALL-TIME
See the best of film!
DIRECTORTOP 100 DIRECTORS of ALL-TIME
SEE THE LIST. Reviews, Photos and Scenes!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCRIPTS
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, MOVIE POSTERTHE HUDSUCKER PROXY, 1994
Movie Reviews

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen

Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Bruce Campbell, Bill Cobbs, Jim True-Frost
Review by Jarred Thomas


SYNOPSIS:

When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries.

CLICK HERE and watch TV SHOWS FOR FREE!

What is WILDsound?

REVIEW:

An ambitious yet naÔve hillbilly Norville Barnes (Robbins) comes to the big city looking to make a name for himself. He gets a job in mailroom of a corporate business known as Hudsucker Industries; however when the CEO commits suicide the company finds itself in a difficult position. Board of Directors Sidney J. Mussberger (Newman) decides to take advantage of the situation by installing an idiot in his place, then taking advantage of lowered stock price.

The idiot is Barnes who sees this as an opportunity to put forth his great ideas. Meanwhile, Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) the fast-talking, crackerjack columnist deceives her way into Barnesís life in hopes of landing the big scoop about what exactly is going on in the company. She suspects the real reason why Barnes is the new CEO, but while she tries to get the exclusive, Amy falls in love with Barnes.

When Barnes' tenure proves a surprise success with the invention of the Hula Hoop, Mussberger is determined to get rid of him anyway he can. Newman is excellent in his over the top villainous role. He like all the other characters are actually caricatures of the old Hollywood big business.

Jennifer Jason Leighís character is similar to Rosalind Russell from His Girl Friday. In the film she played a fast talking assertive reporter and love interest to Cary Grant. Her role was probably the most memorable performance of Rosalindís career, and Jennifer does a solid homage to the great actress.

If this film was created back in the 40ís, which is the era the movie seems to molded itself after based on the lavish set design, the actors would include several of the greats. James Stewart would play Barnes, Rosalind as Amy, and Edward G. Robinson would play Sidney. The look and feel of the picture is reminiscent of the classic Hollywood era.

The set design is truly captivating and adds a lot to the look of the film. The production is broad like the actors performances and while may see that as a flaw, I view it more like an admirable and bold quality. It adds to the clever and witty nature of the picture as well which the Coenís perfectly capture from script to film.

The editing as well is also great. Thereís a sterling montage sequence involving the creation and selling of the Hula Hoop. We watch as the toy roles down the sidewalk into the streets and then stopping off in front of a kid who immediately takes to the product. As the kids get out of school they stop, in awe, in front of the kid now twirling his body with the hoop around his waist.

They scream in delight at the sight and rush off to buy their own, leading to the unexpected success of the Hula Hoop. Underneath the montage is an excellent classical tune that really works perfectly with the scene. The Hudsucker Proxy is clever, fun, exciting, and entertaining. It seems that out of all the Coen Brothers films this one is the most underrated and overlooked in their treasure chest of great films. While not the greatest of their collection, itís certainly one that deserves a look.

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
MOVIE KILLSEE 1000s of PICTURES
Best of photos, images and pics
MOVIE YEARMOVIES YEAR BY YEAR
Pages from 1900 to present


The Hudsucker Proxy


footer for THE HUDSUCKER PROXY page