Blow the Man Down (2020)

Amazon's Version of Fargo?

Blow the Man Down reminds me of Fargo, especially in its mood and feel – if that makes sense. It has the crime and humor with the low-key pace like Fargo but lacks a smidge of something intangible.
But that’s not to say I didn’t like this movie! On the contrary, while watching it I may have scratched my head and said to myself, “What am I watching?” by the end I really was well-entertained! I don't know the main actresses, Morgan Saylor or Sophie Lowe, but they did a job sufficient that they drew me into the story - not an easy task. It'll be interesting to see the level of stardo they reach over their careers.

The best quote from the movie - isn't

My favorite quote for this film is actually from the movie critic J.P. Devine of, because this quote sums up the feel of this film:

Longfellow wrote: “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

Welcome to Easter Cove.

In Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy’s “Blow the Man Down,” we get a Longfellow town on the rocky coast of Maine, that is both very cold and very sad.

Let's see what Roger thought...

"Saylor and Lowe are amusing in their depictions of befuddlement and desperation. And it’s interesting and largely fun to see a movie inflected with humor reminiscent of Woody Allen (well, come on, the Greek chorus device was done by Allen in “Mighty Aphrodite”) and the Coen brothers with female protagonists at its center. But the older females in the cast nearly walk away with the film. Margo Martindale is a quiet scream as Enid, the madam with a real you-can’t-tell-me attitude. Marceline Hugot, Annette O’Toole, and June Squibb are also delightful as the town’s three moralistic biddies, at least one of whom turns out to be a trifle more tolerant than she appeared." Roger Ebert, March 20, 2020 

Check out the trailer

RATED:  Good movie!


DO I WANT TO OWN IT?:   No, it's on Amazon so it's available.

Thanks for stopping by - see ya at the movies!

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