A to Z Movies: Ocean’s Eleven

18 Sep

Title: Ocean’s Eleven

Year Released/Rating: 2001 PG-13

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Written By: George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, Ted Griffin

Star Rating:  5 /5 stars

Trivia: During the several takes it took to shoot the scene in which Rusty and Linus are spying on Tess as she is introduced coming down the stairs, Brad Pitt, who plays Rusty eating shrimps from a shrimp cocktail, ate 40 shrimps.

Extra Trivia: The script was sent to Julia Roberts with a $20 bill attached. Included was a note from George Clooney that said “I hear you’re getting 20 a picture now”. This of course is a joke referencing Julia Roberts becoming the highest paid actress at $20 million per picture.

Classic movie!  I absolutely adore Brad Pitt and George Clooney.  Their banter is just gorgeous.  And the setup is just too fun.  And there’s so many interesting people in this movie: Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner, Casey Afleck, Scott Caan, Matt Damon.  I love, love, love this movie so much. A great night.

Best Bits: 

Rusty: Did someone call for a doctor?
Turk Malloy: I’m gonna get out of the car and drop you like third period French.
Danny: Why do they always paint hallways that color?
Rusty: They say taupe is very soothing.
Rusty: [on Danny walking out of prison in a loosened black-tie suit] I hope you were the Groom.
Danny: [on Rusty’s attire for picking him up from prison] Ted Nugent called, he wants his shirt back.
Basher: It will be nice working with proper villains again!
Virgil Malloy: Are you a man?
Turk Malloy: Yes, nineteen.
Virgil Malloy: Are you alive?
Turk Malloy: Yes, eighteen.
Virgil Malloy: Evel Knievel.
Turk Malloy: …shit.
Reuben: What? Did you guys get a group rate or something?

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Posted by on September 18, 2011 in Movies



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