Barton Fink

Barton Fink (John Turturro) is a troubled New York playwright in the 1940s who is obsessed with the idea of ''consumer" theatre, which caters to the average citizen. After some initial success with his new project, Barton's manager convinces him to travel to Los Angeles to work as a writer for a film production company. There, he meets the company's president and tells him about his new idea, which is the story of a low-budget film about wrestling. Barton goes straight to the hotel room where he'll be living in the coming months, it is a cheap and dirty place. On his first attempt at writing, he gets frustrated and so tries to seek help from one of his neighbours (played by John Goodman) and other acquaintances. As a result, we're treated to a lot of dark humour as Barton discovers the harsh reality of Hollywood. It's a very funny film indeed. Directed by the Coen brothers. Highly recommended.
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