My fav Wes Anderson. My favourite Anderson trope is character based comedy and this is easily the best example of that. It’s stylish without the preoccupation with form that you see as he progresses. The lighting and costumes are stunning and really add to the general atmosphere of the film. Owen Wilson is at his absolute best, and there are parts that are fantastically heartwarming. I think it’s an all time fave.
It’s true that I watched this only because of the name ‘Wes Anderson’, but watching a film for the filmmaker’s craft & style is actually more interesting than just seeing it as one singular film. Bottle Rocket was the beginning of Wes Anderson’s unique style. In the dialogue, colours, characters- he has managed to create an entirely different world that is entirely the same of our current one.
The debut feature from Wes Anderson, expanding the short of the same name, already has a lot of his main traits in place. The script, written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, is a lot of fun, and the lead performances, from Wilson and his brother Luke, are wonderful.
Such an enjoyable romp featuring awkward twenty-something oddballs starring as leads in their own inner Clyde and Clyde movie. Loved the jockeying for position and the loyalty and brotherhood surfacing at every twist and turn. A fun film of amateur crims bungling along with sincere hearts and absurd posturing. Very loveable.
You can see why this is one of Scorsese's favourite films. The single element that comes over is CHARM, and it has continued throughout Wes Anderson's films, along with originality of script. I saw "Isle of Dogs" last week and, although the technology involved is jaw-dropping, the magical charm remains. Thanks, MUBI, for putting this online - it's one of Anderson's best efforts.
Cop, to juvenile cornered in cold store - 'Freeze!' Well I laughed, otherwise this is a cookey take on three teen friends, two with diagnosed mental issues, who resort to pointless petty crime. Hardly Wes Anderson's finest and gives little away about his dazzling potential and achievements.