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"There's only one thing stranger than what's going on inside his head. What's going on outside."

Barton Fink is an intellectual playwright living in 1941 New York who has received critical acclaim with his first play. He is offered a well-paying job in Hollywood as a screenwriter and after some hesitation he accepts. In an effort to maintain what he sees as his connection with the "common man" Fink chooses an out-of-the-way and mostly deserted hotel as his lodgings. But things start to fall apart after he receives his first studio assignment; a B-movie about wrestling. Fink finds himself suffering from writer's block and culture shock and increasingly distracted by his neighbor, the larger-than-life Charlie Meadows.

| 1991 | 1 hr 56 min | 7.7/10
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Barton Fink

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