A crime dark comedy loosely based on a real incident, one of the Coen's highly re-watchable films produced. Highly entertaining than Millers Crossing or No Country for Old Men while being intelligently satisfying much like A Serious Man and The Man Who Wasn't There while injecting the humor similar to The Big Lebowski. Jerry Lundegaard (Macy) has plans of having his own wife kidnapped to gain financially from the ransom money from his father-in-law. A pair of criminals was tasked to do the job. Carl Showalter (Buscemi) and Gaear Grimsrud (Stormare were referred by an ex-convict named Shep Proudfoot (Steve Reevis). A lot of unfortunate events happen along the way when Carl and Gaer kidnap Jean (Jerry’s wife). A 7-month pregnant chirpy cop Marge Gunderson (McDormand) tries to resolve the mystery of the homicides involving a State Trooper.
The camera angles used were effective since it really brought out the climate of the picture. Sound editing was also suited in certain climatic scenes and the cast did a nice job in delivering the lines. The screenplay had humor and nice dialogues. A prime example would be from our protagonist: Marge – “So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don't you know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well, I just don't understand it.” Carl - "Things have changed, circumstances, Jerry... force majeure, acts of God." “Margie” is clearly one of the most likable characters and heroines on film. Fargo delivers a provocative crime/thriller movie and with coupled with black humor to make it fruitful. Yah? Yah!