I think this was actually my first Wes Anderson film, way back in high school. I think I saw it because I lived in India at the time. It was nice to go back to it. There's a clear progression from the likes of "Bottle Rocket" and "Rushmore" to "The Life Aquatic" and this. It's still got the hyper-stylized mise-en-scène and a great soundtrack, but I think the cinematography is clearly a step better in this one, too.
Time was kind to The Darjeeling Limited, the film grows in scope and importance with the passing of the years. Wes Anderson's least funny but most detailed and meditative film features excellent performances, especially by newcomer to Wes's world Adrien Brody, a deceivingly profound narrative and, ultimately, an enlightening journey.