“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is based on Homers poem, “The Odyssey”. I am not too familiar with that particular work, so I cannot comment on how closely the movie follows the poem. However, I will say that the film takes the viewer on a fun adventure. George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson are cast as three prisoners who escape in Mississippi in the mid 1930’s, in hope of returning to their pre-criminal lives. While slow moving at times, the movie has many humorous moments, as they continually evade the police. It’s easy to feel for Clooney’s character, being stuck with two guys who would be more suitable as material for redneck jokes. Although the movie did not live up to its full potential, it’s a funny film, with laughs enjoyable to all ages.
There are a few items in the movie that may be sensitive, but overall, it’s a clean film. As expected with escaping inmates, there are a couple scenes where police are shooting at them, along with a couple places where men are shown fighting. Also, the escapees happen upon a KKK rally, where a minority friend of theirs is to be hanged. There is some funny material from that sequence of events, but a young person may not understand, and could be sensitive to it.