It's also beautifully shot, cleverly written, wonderfully over-acted, is based on one of the greatest literary works of all time, features a spectacular soundtrack, and is an unshakable presence on the "Most Quotable Movies Of All Time" list. It's O Brother, Where Art Thou, and it's on NETFLIX INSTANT as of yesterday. (And not a moment too soon, I say.)
Ulysses Everett McGill is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar and maladjusted Pete, and the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.