COX, Lotz (coacher), & I re-watched this one the other night. I also gained much more from this film than the 1st time I watched it. It was like watching it for the first time. There is so much humor in this film, however I can see where some would misunderstand this movie & miss the comedy of it.
This was directed by the Coen Bros, who also have done "Miller's Crossing", "The Big Lebowski", "O Brother where art Thou", and most recently "No Country for Old Men". Their films are very recognizable as their own.
The cast of this movie was also great:
William H. Macy ... Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi ... Carl Showalter
Frances McDormand ... Marge Gunderson
John Carroll Lynch ... Norm Gunderson
Great movie. Must see. A break from the normal movies that you may be used to. Very original. Very true depiction of humans at their worst. Also a great real story of basic, normal, simple life in South Dakota.