A car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from her wealthy father, but everything goes wrong.
Written and Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy,
Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell
Oscar Wins - Best Actress (Frances McDormand),
Best Original Screenplay
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (William H. Macy), Best Director, Best Cinematography,
Best Film Editing
Fargo is an incredibly well-crafted thriller that kept me interested throughout. It's amazing how many things can go wrong all at once because of one man's incompetence. If what the Coens say is true and this is a true story, then there a bar has been set for human stupidity. Never hire criminals to kidnap your wife so you can collect the insurance money. Otherwise, Fargo will happen.
Frances McDormand and William H. Macy lead this amazing crime thriller that once again gave the Coens a difficult film to top. The story alone is one of the most brilliant I've had the pleasure of enjoying. These men are fantastic filmmakers.