Funny about perspectives. I suppose if I had gone to see Oh! Brother with the perception that it was a folk movie of the south, I'd have felt like Art. But I went from the perspective of an update of Homer's great works and was absolutly facinated by the movie. So much so, in fact, that I purchased the thing to watch often at home. And each time if find more and better comparisons to Homer's works. And that includes the way G. Clooney (supposedly) overacted.
Guess that's why they make lots of different movies - so everyone can find something to like - or hate!