Check out Hail, Caesar! for laughs


Hail, Caesar! is a comedy that starts out in a church confessional in early 1950’s Hollywood. The story follows Eddie Mannix, the head of physical production for Capitol Pictures and the “fixer” who keeps the bad behavior of the stars out of the press. His latest job involves an unhappy director, a singing cowboy, a mermaid, and a dancing sailor. However, these actors and actresses are the least of his worries when one of the main characters, Baird Whitlock, is kidnapped by voices of the “future”. The voices then ask for a $100,000 ransom to be paid.

In the midst of all this chaos, a man from Lockheed Martin chases Eddie down a tries to convince him to leave Hollywood and work for his company instead. Also, DeeAnna Moran, the mermaid, experiences discomfort during one of her underwater routines and soon finds out she’s is pregnant. Now Eddie must cover up the pregnancy, get the ransom money, find Baird, and think about leaving Hollywood or staying with his chaotic job.

Josh Brolin, Eddie Mannix, does a wonderful job playing a tough and stressed guy. Other actors, including Scarlett Johanson, George Clooney, Channing Tatum and many more, helped deliver the story of a man and his crazy job.

The movie starts out predictable and slow, but builds momentum after the kidnapping of Baird Whitlock, George Clooney. When you add in the music and lighting used in this film, it turns into a rollercoaster of a movie that you will want to ride more than once. Directors Joel and Ethan Coen did an amazing job writing and producing this movie. This movie is rated PG-13.