A great trek with Wes Anderson and the regulars. Wes is in my top seven Auteurs. It’s been several years since I have seen TLAWSS. So, I’m going to rewatch this in a few days. It’s a five star masterpiece with some unique cinematography, a bit of stop motion, and sexy Cate Blanchett. It pairs well the French biopic The Odyssey about Jacques Cousteau.
The film's sadness (and its success) lies in its willful refusal to be charming, even in spite of the colorful veneer. It is like a smile through tears (and somehow possesses the same weird wonder). You're on the adventure—you find a way to bear your grief, or you don't.
This one's special. Uncle Wes possibly at his quirkiest/zaniest? This seems like a theme with me and Wes, but again we have a funny and sad story with amazing mise-en-scène, soundtrack, and cast (I was going to highlight the ones I liked the most, but I loved all of them!) Ratings-wise, it's a teensy bit uneven (which keeps it from 5 stars), but overall it's a great time.