Josh Brolin plays Eddie Mannix in 1951 Hollywood. Mannix was a real person, a Hollywood studio fixer who took care of drunk stars, covering up pregnancies and all manner of indiscretions, arranging the appearance of romance ... whatever the studio needed. In this case, he's got a rodeo star (Alden Ehrenreich) who's being asked to act in a parlour drama, a big name (George Clooney) kidnapped by communists, an unmarried pregnant starlet (Scarlett Johansson), and a pair of twin gossip columnists always on his tail (Tilda Swinton).
I don't know what it is about the Coen brothers. They have an unerring knack for humour to suit most of the world while simultaneously absolutely ensuring I don't laugh at their films. I've watched several, because people are constantly telling me how incredibly good they are. Like "Hail Caesar!" It's well produced, and Brolin does a good job as Mannix, but I truly did not get the humour - I think it wrung one laugh out of me. Coen Brothers - so not my thing.