This post is written as part of the series "the films of... Joel Coen and Ethan Coen".
Like you might have wondered, the word Arizona in the title refers to two things: the baby’s name and one of the US states. And, yes, in “Raising Arizona”, the duo auteurs are playing with babies. This is a comedy that—I can say—guarantees that you’re gonna laughing, even if there are (always) subtle philosophical messages in it. It is light, if not foolish, comedy that you can enjoy without having too much of a thinking.