A fine movie. I think it’s too long, and the pacing is all off. The opening is fantastic, and Richie and Margot are both great characters. The needle in the hay scene is the best moment Wes Anderson has ever directed. The film is okay. I just don’t find it incredibly interesting, is all.
Wes Anderson has his unique ways to connect with the audience. The colorful world he creates with quirky characters leave a strong impression on the specific audience. One doesn't need to look at credit to know that it's a Wes film. You watch the movie and you know who's behind it.
Watched for the first time since high school. No idea why I disliked it so much then, I absolutely adore it now. I read a review somewhere that says this might be Gene Hackman's best performance. Hard to argue. The whole cast is oustanding, actually. Amazing soundtrack too. This might be my favorite movie by Uncle Wes. I'm going through them all for a school project, so we'll see where I land after this.
Orange in this film initially make the eyes hurt because too dominant, we must turn off the light and focus the light on the screen. Symmetry is already beginning to look and stick to Anderson. Maybe is it good enough. But as usual a man who left his family and regret when someone trying to take his position in family.
Perfect cast in the usual unique and colorful Wes Anderson universe that centers on dialogue heavy script. Is the true swansong / retirement piece of Gene Hackman who I miss enormously on film. Alec Baldwin also show everyone what a pleasant voice he would have as an audio book reader if he ever stops acting all together. A modern comedy classic.
The most bittersweet and keenly felt Anderson film with the softest of colours. The soundtrack does a lot of the heavy work of making this screwy family comedy affecting, but I was willingly (if not always eagerly) manipulated. Somehow guileless and guileful all at once. I love how the three children of Etheline and Royal are all equally angry and neurotic yet with such different manifestations. Eli Cash freaks me.