Because there's not a rating for "kind of liked it", I'm giving it three stars. The performances were great; Brad Pitt isn't usually a favorite of mine, but he was absolutely hysterical in this film. His part wasn't really needed, but it was definitely the bright spot. At one point, I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks! John Malkovich is great as the main character, and George Clooney was pretty good as well. Because I loved Brad and George in Ocean’s Eleven, I was really looking forward to seeing them interact. They interacted all right. Unfortunately I can't say anything further without spoiling the movie. I'll just say that it all went downhill from there. In fact, I was so disappointed when I realized what had happened that a small part of me wanted to leave the theatre! I never cared for Frances McDormand and her performance was mediocre.