Hard To Be A Brother

The Darjeeling Limited is a difficult movie for me to review because I'm not totally sure whether or not I liked it. Let me preface by saying I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan. I even thought his Amex commercial was genius. I love his style of quirky, offbeat comedy.

This movie, however, was difficult for me. It's the story of three brothers on a trek through India to try to rediscover a relationship with each other. Along the way, of course, there are pitfalls.

I thought it was a good movie. It was cleverly written, and Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, and Adrien Brody all preformed well. It was a different kind of movie than I've seen in a long time, and I give it points for originality. The character development was great, as it is in all Wes Anderson movies.

It was also kind of slow and draggy at some points. It was also pretty pretentious. It was difficult to watch for me because it started off really strong, jumping right into the action and story, then slowed down just as quickly so the pace was off.

So, I think it was certainly passable, if not awesome. I'm just not sure if I liked it.

3 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Hmm..I think I will pass, based on your review.

You are beginning to have way too much influence over me.

Avitable said...

Wes Anderson is the best when he's working with someone like Owen Wilson. That's why I prefer Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and the Royal Tenenbaums to the Life Aquatic. Life Aquatic didn't have Wilson as a writer and suffered as a result.

Amanda said...

Mr. Fab- Well... If you like all the other wes anderson movies, you may like this one. I just didn't.

Avitable: Yeah I guess Jason Schwartzman isn't as good