With a plan to find themselves and bond with one another, three estranged brothers set off on a soul-searching train voyage across India. Their spiritual and familial journey veers rapidly and hilariously off-course.
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Fun satirical adventure from Wes, those brothers were trying to knew what went on during their "journey". Good acting and quirky styles sure always make Wes a signature director we know. Somehow Joe Dassin's tune always makes me feel good as well whenever I start listening to that now. :) (Bonus points if you saw that prequel short, too.)
It is indeed a cinematic masterpiece of sorts. Aesthetically and stylistically it is one of the best films I have seen. What leaves me confused and skeptical is the neo-colonial and, I suppose, rather racist and insensitive story of the white man in exotic locations. It's very complicated and I think one cannot dismiss the issue by the simple beauty in the portrayal of the country.
Un elenco maravilloso y una película sumamente elocuente. Otra de las grandes obras de Wes Anderson, cuyas películas son tan atractivas y encantadoras visualemente, que Anderson pareciera sostener un pincel y pintar cada una de sus escenas. Un guion muy ingenioso en un comienzo, pero con un final no a la altura de lo acontecido. Aún así, eso no le quita a la obra su genialidad fotográfica y artística.
I don't think I'm off-base when I say that Darjeeling is, without a doubt, Anderson's weakest film to date. The main flaw of this film is that it feels like something that is shallowly imitating Wes Anderson, but is actually made by the latter. Toothless and meandering through its interminable pacing. The sheer promise of what was to come after Hotel Chevalier is completely and utterly wasted in Darjeeling.
A spiritual odyssey with an amazing soundtrack and arresting visuals. While the story can seem a little dull compared to Anderson's other movies, The Darjeeling Limited is bursting with color and a certain tenderness we've come to expect from the director.