The Sisters Brothers / A Preview

1 Jun

anyone can tell / the heavy horses

I gotta say this looks like it might be a bit of fun. 

The Sisters Brothers 

The Sisters Brothers (2018) is a comedy Western based on a Best Selling Book called The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt.
It’s already gathering interest because of the book – and the Star Power of Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal. But you can guess by the skull on the posters, that the humor may well be a bit dark in places. ?

The Book

“With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters – losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life – and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850’s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.”

Patrick deWitt was born on Vancouver Island in 1975. He is the author of Help Yourself Help Yourself (2007, Teenage Teardrops), Ablutions (Feb. 09, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt/Granta), which was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice book, and The Sisters Brothers (May 2011, Ecco/House of Anansi). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.

4 Responses to “The Sisters Brothers / A Preview”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 1, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

    I know “dark” is “in” these days, but I would really appreciate more humor that is funny and where the ending isn’t bleak. Call me crazy, but I could really use some UPNESS in TV and movies.


    • jcalberta June 1, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

      They don’t make any Cat Ballou’s these days do they? We’ll have to see? With Phoenix in there, it’s not likely to be regular fare.


  2. Cindy Bruchman June 2, 2018 at 7:15 am #

    Well, I’m in! Love the cast and can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the head’s up.


    • jcalberta June 2, 2018 at 9:26 am #

      Welcome! O Ya. I’ll give’r a look fer sure.


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