The Hudsucker Proxy

A very strange, yet unbelievably pleasing film directed by the Coen brothers. When Warring Hudsucker, the head of the huge conglomerate, Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, the entire board is in a rut. Hudsucker didn't leave 87 percent of the company's stock to anyone, so it'll be public domain in the coming month. The board thinks it would be dandy to buy the stock back at its cheapest, so they decide to hire the biggest idiot they could find as the president. Enter Norville Barnes, played exquisitely by Robbins, who is a young man with big intentions. Amy Archer, played by Leigh, who does an impeccable imitation of Katherine Hepburn, is sent to follow this new executive to feature him in a story for her newspaper. The pace of this film is very odd and even more unpredictable. Very offbeat and indescribable! In fact, its peculiarity may completely disgust some viewers but please more. One of the most unique movies around!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Jim True

Directed by:

Joel Coen


1994 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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